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Copy of the Portland Vase, first edition

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British (founded 1759)
Copy of the Portland Vase, first edition, 1790-1795
Vessel
British
,
18th century
Blue-black and white jasperware
25.8 x 18.5 cm diam. (10 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.1181
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Marks
inscription: inner lip, manganese pencil, handwritten: J. Trevor
inscription: inner lip, manganese pencil, handwritten: 9
Provenance
John Trevor, 1797. He paid £27 IIs on February 12 1799, per Gorely (see bibliography).
Phillips, London, England, Sold to Mrs. Winans, 1876. Per Gorely (see bibliography)
Mrs. Winans, bought from Phillips, London, 1876, Sold to Richard Tangye, 1882. Per Gorely (see bibliography)
Sir Richard Tangye, Birmingham, England, Purchased from Mrs. Winans, 1882.
Frederick Rathbone, London, England, sold to Grenville L. Winthrop, 1913.
Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, NY, Purchased from Rathbone, 1913, Bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943. Winthrop paid £420.
Bibliography
Jean Gorely, "The Winthrop Collection", Old Wedgwood, Wellesley Press, Inc. (Wellesley, MA, 1943), no. 10, pp. 132-139, p. 135

[Reproduction Only], "Porcelain and Pottery", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, November 1943), repr. in b/w, p. 66

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 92, p. 36-38; repr. p. 92

Jean Gorely, "Pedigreed Wedgwood", The Magazine Antiques (January 1945), pp. 29-31, p. 30

Wolf Mankowitz, The Portland Vase and the Wedgwood Copies, A. Deutsch (London, England, 1952), pp. 44, 47

Dorothy W. Gillerman, Gridley McKim-Smith and Joan R. Mertens, Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1969), no. 137, p. 215

Vivian Scheidemantel Hawes, "[Editorial]", National Antiques Review (January 1974), p. 5

Aileen Dawson, Masterpieces of Wedgwood in the British Museum, exh. cat., British Museum Publications Limited (London, England, 1984), p. 149, no. 9

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 245, p. 213, repr.

Judith A. Neiswander, "Selections from the Ceramics Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University", Ars Ceramica, Wedgwood Society of New York (Bronx, NY, 1991), no. 8, p. 38, repr. as fig. 5

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), p. 27, fig. 9

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., ed. Stephan Wolohojian The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (New York, NY, 2003), p.14, fig. 9

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 129, repr.

Exhibition History
Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/04/1944 - 09/03/1944, no. 92
Old Wedgwood, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1973 - 05/27/1973
Eighteenth Century European Ceramics, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/02/2005 - 06/09/2008
Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011