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Plate - Water Lily

Water Lily

  • Object:

    Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1811 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware transfer-printed in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs A.C. Layng

  • Museum number:

    C.152-1956

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case F1, shelf 4

Physical description

Plate of lead-glazed earthenware transfer-printed in underglaze blue. Flat-bottomed with a narrow rim. In the centre is a large-scale design of water-lilies, and round the rim is a border of ovolos between plain lines.

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)

Date

ca. 1811 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware transfer-printed in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

'WEDGWOOD'
impressed

'4'
impressed

'R'
printed (underglaze) in blue

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.8 cm

Object history note

This Wedgwood plate is decorated with the Water Lily or Darwin pattern

Descriptive line

Plate of lead-glazed earthenware transfer-printed in underglaze blue. England, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, ca. 1811

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

"Blue-printed Earthenware 1800-1850" AW Coysh 1972, p.90/1 No.119

Labels and date

Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics
V&A, 31 Jan 2015 - 3 Jan 2016

19 Plate, ‘Waterlily’ pattern
Staffordshire, Etruria, about 1810
Made by Wedgwood’s factory
Lead-glazed earthenware

This botanical composition of three water plants is derived from prints in the Botanist’s Repository and the Botanical Magazine, from 1803–6. The design
was probably inspired by the interests of Josiah Wedgwood’s eldest son John, who was a founder member of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Museum no. C.152-1956
Given by Mrs A.C. Layng [31/01/2015 -03/01/2016]
Plate
Made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, about 1810
Marks: 'WEDGWOOD'' and '4' impressed, 'R', printed in underglaze blue
Lead-glazed earthenware

C.152-1956 Given by Mrs A.C. Layng

[23/05/2008]

Materials

Lead glaze; Earthenware

Techniques

Transfer-printed; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Ovolo; Water lilies

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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