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Basket and stand

  • Place of origin:

    Burslem (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820-1828 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John & Richard Riley (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed and painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2594&A-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 31, shelf 5 []

Physical description

Basket and stand of lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed and painted in underglaze blue. Both pieces are oblong with rounded corners and openwork rim composed of interlaced wavy bands coloured blue. They are transfer-printed inside with a mountainous landscape in which are a mansion by a river and a group of three peasants. The basket has a loop handle at either end and an openwork foot and is printed outside with four small landscapes.

Place of Origin

Burslem (made)

Date

ca. 1820-1828 (made)

Artist/maker

John & Richard Riley (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed and painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

'RILEY'S Semi China' partly on a garter
Printed in blue

Object history note

Girl Music pattern

Descriptive line

Basket and stand, lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed and painted in underglaze blue, made by J & R Riley, Burslem, Staffordshire, ca. 1820-1828

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

“Blue and White Transfer Ware 1780-1840” - AW Coysh, 1970, (David & Charles), p.58, No.76.

Labels and date

Basket and stand
Made at the factory of J & R Riley, Burslem, Staffordshire, about 1820-28
Mark: 'RILEY'S Semi China', partly on a garter
Lead-glazed earthenware

2594&A-1901 [23/05/2008]

Production Note

Made at the factory of J.& R. Riley.

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze; Cobalt oxide

Techniques

Transfer-printed; Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Mansions; Rivers; Landscapes; Peasants

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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