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  • Place of origin:

    Birkenhead (made)

  • Date:

    1895 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Della Robbia Pottery (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with <i>sgraffito</i> and painted decoration

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 34, shelf 2

Physical description

Bowl of red earthenware, covered with a white slip and decorated in sgraffito; it is painted in shades of green and manganese-purple and finally glazed. Shallow; decorated on the inside with a quatrefoil device filled in with conventional floral and foliated ornament.

Place of Origin

Birkenhead (made)


1895 (dated)


Della Robbia Pottery (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with sgraffito and painted decoration

Marks and inscriptions

A ship with the letter B on the sail, and the letters DR on either side, and '1895'
Maker's mark painted (underglaze) on base


Height: 7.1 cm, Diameter: 29.2 cm

Object history note

Della Robbia Pottery was established in Birkenhead, England in 1894. Founded by the painter, designer and poet Harold Steward Rathbone (1858-1929) and the sculptor Conrad Dressler (1856-1940).

Descriptive line

Bowl, earthenware with sgraffito and painted decoration, made by Della Robbia Pottery, Birkenhead, England, 1895

Labels and date

Decorated by B, made by Della Robbia Pottery, Della Robbia Pottery, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, dated 1895

211-1899 [23/05/2008]


Earthenware; Slip


Sgraffito; Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Foliation (pattern); Floral patterns


Ceramics; Earthenware; Art Pottery


Ceramics Collection

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