A Rare Empire of Brazil Terracotta Bottle-Vase Carafe c.1870s

A Rare Empire of Brazil Terracotta Bottle-Vase Carafe c.1870s

Code: 10801


H: 29cm (11.4")


To A Brazilian Private Collector

Bearing the coat of arms and national emblems of the Empire of Brazil
Possibly of English manufacture
Circa mid-1870s
11.42 in. (29 cm.) high 

Unglazed with painted polychrome relief moulding, bearing the coat of arms of the Empire of Brazil with a coffee branch (to the left) and tobacco branch (to the right) within a diamond-shaped lozenge between relief moulded national emblems of the palm tree, parrot and snake. The neck decorated with a band of coffee branch and berries and a geometric pattern of Amazonian timber trellising to the bottom. Retaining much of its original polychrome and its original and extremely rare lid, decorated with a bean laden coffee branch wreath.

Possibly from the residence of Francisco Inácio de Carvalho Moreira, Baron de Penedo (1815-1906), the Brazilian Empire’s Ambassador in London, at 32 Grosvenor Gardens, Belgravia.

Before the emergence of this carafe only a single other example of a similar pattern was known, which was one which we ourselves had sold.