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The Mason Jug and Dahlias by Tony Porter

The cobalt blue snake handle - scales picked out in gold leaf - and the stylised, golden pheasant on the Mason's jug, together with the single head of the white dahlia, form a glowing triumverate. Solid, glossy, lovely jug - probably dating from the first half of the 19th century - is melding into evansecent flower and the whole, exquisite composition is set, like a jewel, amidst the soft, rainbow blur of leaves and blooms and the air which surrounds them.

Size Unframed:
16ins x 11¼ins
40.5cms x 28.5cms
Size Framed:
29¼ins x 24ins
74.25cms x 61cms
Signed, lower left; inscribed with title verso, concealed by mount