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Plato

  • Object:

    Jug

  • Place of origin:

    Barlaston (made)

  • Date:

    2004 (designed)
    2007 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hunt, Martin, born 1942 (designer)
    Queensberry Hunt (designers)
    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bone china, slip-cast

  • Credit Line:

    Given by WWRD United Kingdom Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    C.279-2009

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 31, shelf 3

Technological developments since the 1980s have radically changed tableware production. Isostatic pressing, in which granulate clay is moulded under pressure, is now widely used for large production runs of flat or open wares, such as plates and bowls.

High-pressure casting, in which slip (liquid clay) is cast between polymer moulds, can be used for smaller runs. Neither is restricted to making circular shapes. Both are fully automated, fast and precise and result in very few 'seconds' or imperfect wares.

The tablewares in the 'Plato' range were made using various traditional and modern methods: isostatic pressing (plates and saucer), high-pressure casting (rectangular platter), jiggering (bowls and cup) and slip-casting (tea-wares and cup handle).

Physical description

Undecorated white bone china. Slip-cast.

Place of Origin

Barlaston (made)

Date

2004 (designed)
2007 (made)

Artist/maker

Hunt, Martin, born 1942 (designer)
Queensberry Hunt (designers)
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Bone china, slip-cast

Marks and inscriptions

Wedwood trademark of a 'W' framing a vase, below which 'WEDGWOOD [registered trademark symbol of a circled 'R'], and 'PLATO / FINE ENGLISH BONE CHINA / [copyright symbol of a circled 'C'] WEDGWOOD', the complete mark printed in black on the base.

Dimensions

Height: 6.3 cm, Width: 14.6 cm maximum width, Depth: 10.1 cm

Descriptive line

Jug, for cream, bone china, 'Plato' tableware, designed by Martin Hunt for Queensberry Hunt, 2004, made by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, Barlaston, 2007.

Materials

Bone china

Categories

Ceramics; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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