SOLD ITEM 3555 - Antique English potpourri bowl William Lowe Royal Sydney

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Antique English potpourri (bowl). William Lowe Royal Sydney Ware circa 1915. This charming piece of English porcelain. Potpourris and pastille (incense) burners became popular among the upper classes to mask the odor of raw sewage wafting into their homes from the city streets. Ormolu achieved its highest technical and artistic development in 18th century France, and the technique spread to England. However, workmanship had deteriorated by the 19th century. Gilt bronze rather than ormolu. By the 20th century, true ormolu was no longer produced because the process was so toxic. Although William Lowe was one of the lesser-known Staffordshire potters,The decoration is clearly inspired by that of Chinese Ming period porcelains. Approximately 10 inches high.
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