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Basin

Basin

  • Place of origin:

    Hanley (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Elijah Mayer & Son (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black basalt with applied decoration in low relief

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2491-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 12, shelf 3

Physical description

Basin of black basalt, decorated with applied figures and groups in low relief: a woman with four children and Sterne's 'Maria' from designs by Lady Templetown, Venus with two cupids, a boy with a lion, Cupid with a fawn, and two boys with torches. The lower part is vertically reeded.

Place of Origin

Hanley (made)

Date

ca. 1790-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Elijah Mayer & Son (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Black basalt with applied decoration in low relief

Marks and inscriptions

'E. Mayer'
Impressed

Dimensions

Height: 7.6 cm, Diameter: 14.9 cm

Descriptive line

Basin, black basalt with applied reliefs of cupids and Sterne's 'Maria' from designs by Lady Templetown, made by Elijah Mayer, Hanley, Staffordshire, ca. 1790-1800

Labels and date

Basin with reliefs depicting cupids and Sterne's 'Maria' from designs by Lady Templetown
made by Elijah Mayer, Hanley, Staffordshire, about 1790-1800
Mark: 'E. Mayer'
Black Basalt with applied reliefs

2491-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [23/05/2008]

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Applied work

Subjects depicted

Women; Boys; Lions (animals)

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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