Dudson black glaze Chinoiserie vase, EUTERPE pattern c. 1875
Dudson black glaze vase with small twin scroll handles, elaborately decorated with bright raised enamel Chinoiserie scenes. Rare printed mark ‘EUTERPE’, Circa 1875
The mark on this piece is unusual: Euterpe was the ancient Greek muse of lyrical poetry, and doesn't logically fit with the Chinoiserie decoration on this piece! The fascinating pattern is inspired by Japanese woodblock prints.