Parian vase, decorated with pate-sur-pate on a dark blue ground
- Object Number: STKMG:1989.P.133.1
- Simple Name: vase
- Production Person: Solon, Louis (designer)
- Production Place: Stoke-upon-Trent
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Creation, production or manufacture details: pâte sur pâte
- Production Period:
- Production Organisation: Minton (factory)
- Summary: Parian vase, decorated with pate-sur-pate on a dark blue ground. White reliefs feature a female figure with cupid on one side, and clouds, rocks and flying bats on the other. Gilding to the handles, neck and foot.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Terms:18th & 19th Century Staffordshire
- Inscription:printed mark :
- Additional Notes: The Pâte sur Pâte technique involved building up sculptural reliefs on the surface of unfired pots using successive layers of slip. The use of moulds to slip cast certain relief elements was also discovered to have been incorporated into the process during research in the 1970s. The success of Pâte sur Pâte wares at Minton is credited to Louis Solon, who had developed the technique whilst working in France, including Sevres. His work had also included dealings with Colin Minton Campbell and it was Minton that Solon joined in 1870. He worked at Mintons for over thirty years until 1904 mastering the production and design of Pâte sur Pâte wars and training a group of students to assist him in the laborious process (some wares could take up to sixty days to complete!).
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery