National Museum Wales acquires William Burges vase thanks to the support of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and the Headley Trust.
William Burges Vase from Cardiff Castle
This important Victorian ceramic vase, was one of a set of four designed by architect William Burges in 1874 for the Third Marquess of Bute for the Summer Smoking Room at Cardiff Castle. Burges is considered one of the great Victorian art-architects and is best known in Wales for his work on Cardiff Castle. This vase was acquired by National Museum Wales following a temporary Export Bar by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The vase will now be displayed prominently at the museum and will add to the story of how the art of design has developed in Wales.