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  • Place of origin:

    Burslem (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820-1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dale, J. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 14, shelf 7

Physical description

Figure of earthenware, painted in enamel colours, One of a set of the four elements; 'AIR' represented by a girl with a bird and a hunting-horn. She is standing on a mound against a tree with the bird perched on her right hand and the hunting-horn in her left. On the mound are scrolls in relief.

Place of Origin

Burslem (made)


ca. 1820-1830 (made)


Dale, J. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

Impressed on back of base


Height: 16.5 cm

Object history note

Jermyn Street Collection

Descriptive line

Figure of 'Air', lead-glazed earthenware painted in enamels, made at the factory of J. Dale, Burslem, ca. 1820-1830

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

Read, Herbert Staffordshire pottery figures. London: Duckworth, 1929, p. 20

Labels and date

Figure depicting emblematic of "AIR"
Made at the factory of J. Dale, Burslem, Staffordshire, about 1820-30
Marks: 'I. DALE' above 'BURSLEM', impressed on the back of the base
Lead-glazed earthenware

2659-1874 Jermyn Street Collection [23/05/2008]


Earthenware; Lead glaze; Enamel


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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