Vase

Ref: 1813
  • Retailer

    Barkentin & Krall (partnership fl. 1883–1932/35) – the silver

  • Detail

    Porcelain and silver
    Height: 45.8 cm
    English (London), 1883/84; the porcelain Chinese, nineteenth-century

  • Marked

    Hallmarked for Carl Krall and dated 1883/84, on each silver element; ‘KRALL’ (on foot rim), and ‘Considerate lilia agri quomodo crescunt non laborant neque nent’ (on central band).

  • Provenance

    […]; H. Blairman & Sons; private collection

  • Literature

    H. Blairman & Sons, Furniture and Works of Art (2006), no.  12

  • Notes

    The inscription quotes Matthew 6:19-34. The passage continues ‘… dico autem vobis quoniam nec Salomon quod nec Salomon in omni gloria sua coopertus est coopertum est sicut unum ex istis et sicut unum ex istis sicut unum ex istis alleluia.’

    Jes Barkentin, and then Barkentin & Krall, manufactured church plate for several of the leading nineteenth-century architect/designers, including William Burges (1827–81), Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811–78), George Frederick Bodley (1827–1907) and John Dando Sedding (1838–91) – see Victorian Church Art, exn cat., London, 1971, D 5, F 8, L 2 and M 1.

    The vase dates from the year that Barkentin was joined by Carl Krall. It is recorded that Barkentin & Krall kept a photographic record of their productions, with designers’ names noted where appropriate. These albums have not been traced (see Victorian Church Art, op. cit., under M 1), so any clue as to the designer responsible for the vase appears to have been lost.