National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of William Pulteney Mein, 1962
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor Level 2, NGV International
The lush, romantic floral painting of this vase was executed by Edward Raby, a flower painter who specialised in roses and who was one of the Doulton factory’s most talented decorators. Raby made detailed studies of floral specimens to be translated into porcelain painting; however, his finished decorations are less interested in botanical accuracy than in soft and muted effects, often influenced by Japanese art.