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Fruit dish

  • Place of origin:

    Leeds (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with pierced and moulded decoration, painted with purple enamel and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    3545-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 9, shelf 1

Physical description

Fruit-dish of cream-coloured earthenware with pierced and moulded decoration, painted with purple enamel and gilded. In the middle is a bust portrait of a gentleman in the costume of the early 18th century. Oval with a wavy rim curving outwards, moulded with four shells and decorated with pierced devices. The edge is moulded with feather ornament picked out in purple. The portrait is in an oval medallion enclosed within a gilt oak wreath and surrounded by gilt floral sprays.

Place of Origin

Leeds (probably, made)

Date

1780-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with pierced and moulded decoration, painted with purple enamel and gilded

Dimensions

Length: 29.2 cm, Width: 24.4 cm

Descriptive line

Fruit-dish of cream-coloured earthenware with pierced and moulded decoration, painted with purple enamel and gilded, probably Leeds, 1780-1800.

Labels and date

Fruit-dish
Probably made in Leeds, 1780-1800
Cream-coloured earthenware

3545-1901 Jermyn Street Collection

Probably decorated outside the factory [23/05/2008]

Production Note

Probably decorated outside the factory.

Materials

Earthenware; Enamel

Techniques

Moulded; Pierced; Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Shell; Flowers; Man; Bust; Wreath; Feather; Medallion

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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