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Flower pot

  • Place of origin:

    Burslem (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800-1818 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wood & Caldwell (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware with applied decoration in relief

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 24, shelf 2

Physical description

Flower-pot of lead-glazed earthenware, of slightly convex form. Decorated with white applied figures in relief on a light blue ground. Among them are Hercules killing the Nemean, and Ceres. The remaining figures are as follows: two boys playing with a dog, three female figures with books, one of them crowning a bust on a pedestal and a nude boy with a lion. Round the top is a band entwined with a ribbon.

Place of Origin

Burslem (made)


ca. 1800-1818 (made)


Wood & Caldwell (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware with applied decoration in relief

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 9.8 cm, Diameter: 12.1 cm

Descriptive line

Flower pot, lead-glazed earthenware with applied decoration in relief, made at the factory of Wood & Caldwell, Burslem, Staffordshire, ca. 1800-18

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Young, Hilary, 'The Birth of the Ceramic Designer' in Walford, Tom and Hilary Young British Ceramic Design, 1600-2002: Papers presented at the colloquium celebrating the 75th anniversary of the English Ceramic Circle, 1927-2002. 2003, p. 17, fig. 4

Labels and date

Flower pot
Made at the factory of Wood & Caldwell, Burslem, Staffordshire, about 1800-18
Mark: 'WOOD & CALDWELL', impressed
Lead-glazed earthenware

2468-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [23/05/2008]


Earthenware; Lead glaze


Applied work; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Lions (animals); Boys; Ribbon-work; Women


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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