Bulb pot

LL 1139

About this object

A pot in black basalt, made for growing bulbs indoors. Five bulbs can be grown at once in this pot. The fashion for this method of cultivation increased in 1749, after Henri Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) announced that he had grown Hyacinth bulbs in water.
  • Date
    1770 - 1780
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Black Basalt
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 03, Case 9003
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    145 mm x 210 mm x 160 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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