Vases by Edward William Godwin

These two vases are the only known examples of ceramics designed by Godwin (other than tiles) and will compliment his furniture designs already in the V&A.


19 x 21.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £112,500)
Acquired in:
Paul Reeves Ltd

Godwin's work epitomises British aestheticism with its clean lines inspired by Japanese forms. These vases are decorated with Japanese inspired motifs: birds in rectangular fields bordered by floral and ornamental bands. The coffee table depicted on one of the vases is in the V&A's collection.


Christie's, 1980s; Paul Reeves. These works have been vetted by the Art Loss Register in 2008.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000

Entry details

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