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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2014
... (1792) with his account of the famous Portland Vase as reproduced by Josiah Wedgwood. According to Darwin, the vase represents the Eleusinian Mysteries, an ancient fertility ritual where the god Eros presides. Darwin’s interest in this tradition parallels the contemporary antiquarian movement...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 23–56.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Thora Brylowe Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 R Two Kinds of Collections: Sir William Hamilton’s Vases, Real and Represented Thora Brylowe Carnegie Mellon...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 44–75.
Published: 01 September 2005
... naturelle; ouvrage de lacqs, habillemens indiens & chinois, armes anciennes, tant des pays étrangers que de France. . . . &c.” In the largest of the rooms, the objects were stored in Chinese lacquerwork cabinets, above and below which were grouped arrangements of crystal vases, porcelain containers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 147–169.
Published: 01 April 2001
... by pilas- tered bookcases, all richly embellished with painted decorations in the Italian grotesque style, inset pictures, and niches. These last were eventu- ally to display antique painted vases in the manner of Roman tomb re- cesses with cinerary urns...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 36–40.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., or vedute), and theoretician. Wilton-­Ely offers an overview of drawings for chimneypieces, suites of furniture, and the pastiche vases that combined antiquities with new parts that Piranesi created. This essay highlights the diffuse nature of Pirane- si’s talents as a designer. Two essays focus...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
... centerpiece consisting of some sixty-three figures and vases, all in white, on a 4.3 meter-long, mirrored, porcelain plateau. The invoice further itemizes the figures: one central group, four side groups, four smaller side groups, eighteen single figures, eighteen small single figures, and eighteen small...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 136–165.
Published: 01 January 2004
... such as Bartolomeo Cavaceppi and the ingenuity of Piranesi as a designer of fabri- cated objects, such as monumental vases and candelabra. Here we have to con- front a cultural attitude that, since the Renaissance, continued to prefer the concept and aesthetic idea behind a complete work of art over and above...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 121–127.
Published: 01 January 2014
... on the artifacts themselves, see Thora Brylowe, “Two Kinds of Collections: Sir William Hamilton’s Vases, Real and Represented,” Eighteenth-­Century Life 32.1 (2008): 23 – ​­56. M ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
... literacy to share in cultural fashions and current events. Notes 1. An example of an embroidered settee seat cover featuring Kent s designs is held by London s Victoria and Albert Museum, V&A, T.473 1970. A Dewsbury vase in the British Museum is embellished with an illustration of Thomson s Damon...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 63–80.
Published: 01 January 2023
... folksy whimsicality seems at odds with the formality in the portrait room, though just such a vase might well have been seen by one of the sitters, or even owned by one of them. “The size of the jar,” which is pretty large, though not as impressive as the moon jar, “and ample use of cobalt suggest...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
.... The poem displays the cos- metics more vividly than its heroine, in spite of her preoccupation with self-display. As in The Art of Beauty, the items that litter Belinda’s dressing- table connote her beauty: “Each Silver Vase,” the “glitt’ring Spoil...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 23–44.
Published: 01 April 2002
... celebrates the spoils of conquest: Iarbas, a neighboring king, attempts to woo Dido away from Aeneas with a “train of Moors . . . bring- ing presents,” which include “An ostrich led by a young slave, two soldiers, gold vases carried by slaves . . . a camel led by a slave...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 139–163.
Published: 01 September 2002
... classes of the Empire. The first baroque interior was created in the so-called Fruit Room of the Topkapi Palace, which was built for Sultan Ahmed III in 1705. Various flowers in vases and fruits in baskets are painted in false niches on wood- paneled walls...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2007
... Grèce (1785) and Richard Gough’s A Com- parative View of the Antient Monuments of India (1785). The former augments a work from which Blake copied a sketch of The Apotheosis of Bacchus and A Bacchic Mystery off Greek vases, most likely when he was a student at the Royal Academy.17 The fi ne line...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and Derbyshire porcelain vases and figures, and Fraser’s Orrery—“an assemblage of such ingenuity, utility and beauty as is not to be seen collected together in any other apartment, I believe, of the whole world” (Embassy, 96). Macartney’s other main experience is his appreciation of the wonders...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
... fixtures as balustrades, foun- tains, statues, canals straight as arrows, and vases and sculptures cluttering up balconies. Rarely cultivated, that hunting ground seems to him “at once more grand and more natural” (p. 24). Then, Walpole finds an embryonic version of the ferme ornée in Milton’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
... and Derby figurines of allegorical “seasons” (produced throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries), porcelain vases and creamware, to sculpture, decorative fireplace and floor Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 34, Number 2, Spring 2010  doi 10.1215/00982601...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 65–104.
Published: 01 September 2009
... started producing orna- mental urns in the form of copies of Greek vases, some of which appear to have been used as memorial vessels.”30 Most commonly the viscera were placed in plain jars or lead boxes on shelves within a family crypt. In Prac- tical Surgery (1796), Robert White directs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 30–63.
Published: 01 September 2014
... (‘The The Correspondence between M. Edgeworth and R. M. Lazarus 5 7 Little Merchants In the Moral Tales he is Solomon, a traitor and perjurer (‘The Prussian Vase’) and Mr. Carat, a fraudulent jeweler (‘The Good Aunt In Belinda he is Solomon, the swindler. In Popular Tales he is Rachub of El Arish, a money...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 73–113.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of a vase filled with beautifully arranged flowers, we had caught a glimpse of thin filigrees of blood where the stems had been cut” (85). He asks us to see, in the Sanditon manuscript, “Style’s literal last gasp” (with a capital S) before it “becomes, shall I say, with feelings badly conflicted...