‘Shakespeare’s Monument’ spill vase, puce print, Hilditch & Hopwood c. 1850
Hilditch & Hopwood porcelain spill vase, with puce bat print titled ‘Shakespeare’s Monument’, with gilt line rims.
Identical to a ‘Shakespeare’s Monument’ spill by the same maker in black and with no gold.
TCC pattern #16812 unattributed (yet!)
ref. N.C.S. #130 p21 for a discussion on this interesting group. Hilditch & Hopwood made these ‘tourist wares ‘ 1845-55, and for various local retailers. Moorabool has recorded SPARSHOTT and JOHN LUCK. The Hilditch attribution has come through a cup & sacuer of distinct Hilditch form, and some examples bear a mark for the retailer T. Hake – and ‘Shakespearian Relics’ .