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  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1810-1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Charles Downs

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 31, shelf 4

Physical description

Plate of earthenware, transfer-printed with a dragon design in underglaze blue.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)


ca. 1810-1820 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

Imitation of a Chinese emblem
printed in blue


Diameter: 23.5 cm

Descriptive line

Plate, lead-glazed earthenware transfer-printed in underglaze blue, Staffordshire, ca. 1810-1820

Labels and date

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

6 Soup plate
Staffordshire, about 1810¬–20
Lead-glazed earthenware

The decoration of this soup plate and the adjacent cup and saucer (5) continues over the rims of the pieces, copying Chinese originals. The back of the plate also has an imitation Chinese mark, but no factory mark, so as to make it look more authentic
to the British consumer.

Museum no. 55-1870
Given by Mrs Charles Downs [31/01/2015 - 3/01/2016]
Made in Staffordshire, about 1810-1820
Mark: imitation of a Chinese emblem, printed in blue
Lead-glazed earthenware

55-1870 Given by Mrs Charles Downs



Earthenware; Lead glaze; Cobalt oxide


Transfer-printed; Glazed

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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