Clutha vase, ca. 1890
Blown coloured glass
Made by James Couper and Sons, Glasgow
h. 18 cm - w. 10 cm
MARKS : Acid etched on base : CLUTHA / DESIGNED BY C.D. / REGISTERED, enclosed within lotus flower mark (the trademark of Liberty & Co., London).
PROVENANCE : British art market, Shropshire, UK
SIMILAR PIECES : Other Clutha vases, of identical shape and size but with different coloring, are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Museums Scotland and the Koriyama City Museum of Art, Japan.
LITERATURE : The Fine Art Society and Haslam and Whiteway Ltd, Christopher Dresser, 1834-1904, London, 1990, page 13 - Stuart Durant, Christopher Dresser, London, 1993, page 128 (for similar examples).