Redware ‘Portland Vase’ with gilt lacquer finish, Schiller, c.1860
Finely detailed Redware ‘Portland Vase’ with gilt lacquer finish to the figures, complete with moulded profile face to the base. Impressed ‘W S & S’ for Wilhelm Schiller and Son, Bohemia Circa 1860
Gilt is excellent & original, small chip repair to rim.
a faithful version of the Roman cameo vase in teh British Museum, made famous by Wedgwood's copies in the 18th century, which was most probably the source for this design.