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Ceramics

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is famous for its collection of Swansea pottery and porcelain.

Image depicting Franz Anton Bustelli (1754-63) The Tempestuous Lovers, 1760

The gallery also houses many original examples of Welsh, English, European and Oriental pottery and porcelain, purchased by Richard Glynn Vivian which now forms the core of a much greater collection today.

The large image depicts Franz Anton Bustelli (1754-63) The Tempestuous Lovers, 1760, Nymphenburg hard paste porcelain height 14.4. cm.

Today Franz Anton Bustelli is regarded as the major Rococo porcelain artist. In less than 9 years at Nymphenburg, he created about 150 models, including his world-famous figures of the Commedia dell'Arte


The works shown below are by Thomas Rothwell (1740-1897) The Betsey Ship Plate, 1800, Swansea printed earthenware Cambrian Pottery, diameter 24.7 cm and Thomas Baxter (1782-1821) The Jubal Cup, c. 1814-1817, Swansea porcelain Cambrian Pottery 8.4 x 8.4 cm.






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