Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery

Basin

ca. 1820-1830 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Basin of earthenware transfer-printed with black and over-painted with enamels and pink lustre. On the outside is 'A WEST VIEW of the CAST IRON BRIDGE, over the RIVER WEAR built by R. BURDON ESQR. Span 236 Feet. Height 100 Feet. Begun 24 Sept 1793. Opend 9 Augt 1796'. In addition, the outside has prints of 'THE MARINER'S COMPASS' between two ships and the verse 'Thou noble bark of brightest fame, / That bear'st proud England's honourd name, / Right welcome home once more! / Welcome thou gallant little sail / In England's name I bid thee hail! / And welcome to her shore'. Inside are prints of a ship with inscription 'May Peace & Plenty On our Nation Smile and Trade with Commerce Bless the British Isle', 'THE MARINER'S COMPASS', and 'SAILOR'S FAREWELL' with verses 'Sweet, oh Sweet is that sensation / Where two hearts in union meet: / But the pain of Separation, / Mingles bitter with the Sweet.' and 'Glide on my bark the summer's tide, / Is gently flowing by thy side; / Around thy prow the waters bright, / In circling rounds of broken light, / Are glitt'ring as if ocean gave; / Her countless gems to deck the wave'. The interspaces are painted with rough scrolls in lustre.


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Materials and Techniques
Earthenware transfer-printed with black and over-painted with enamels and pink lustre
Brief Description
Basin of earthenware transfer-printed with black and over-painted with enamels and pink lustre, made in Sunderland, ca. 1820-1830.
Physical Description
Basin of earthenware transfer-printed with black and over-painted with enamels and pink lustre. On the outside is 'A WEST VIEW of the CAST IRON BRIDGE, over the RIVER WEAR built by R. BURDON ESQR. Span 236 Feet. Height 100 Feet. Begun 24 Sept 1793. Opend 9 Augt 1796'. In addition, the outside has prints of 'THE MARINER'S COMPASS' between two ships and the verse 'Thou noble bark of brightest fame, / That bear'st proud England's honourd name, / Right welcome home once more! / Welcome thou gallant little sail / In England's name I bid thee hail! / And welcome to her shore'. Inside are prints of a ship with inscription 'May Peace & Plenty On our Nation Smile and Trade with Commerce Bless the British Isle', 'THE MARINER'S COMPASS', and 'SAILOR'S FAREWELL' with verses 'Sweet, oh Sweet is that sensation / Where two hearts in union meet: / But the pain of Separation, / Mingles bitter with the Sweet.' and 'Glide on my bark the summer's tide, / Is gently flowing by thy side; / Around thy prow the waters bright, / In circling rounds of broken light, / Are glitt'ring as if ocean gave; / Her countless gems to deck the wave'. The interspaces are painted with rough scrolls in lustre.
Dimensions
  • Height: 9.2cm
  • Diameter: 28.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'A WEST VIEW of the CAST IRON BRIDGE, over the RIVER WEAR built by R. BURDON ESQR. Span 236 Feet. Height 100 Feet. Begun 24 Sept 1793. Opend 9 Augt 1796'. (On the outside)
  • 'Thou noble bark of brightest fame, / That bear'st proud England's honourd name, / Right welcome home once more! / Welcome thou gallant little sail / In England's name I bid thee hail! / And welcome to her shore' (On the outside)
  • 'May Peace & Plenty On our Nation Smile and Trade with Commerce Bless the British Isle' (On the inside)
  • 'Sweet, oh Sweet is that sensation / Where two hearts in union meet: / But the pain of Separation, / Mingles bitter with the Sweet.' (On the inside)
  • 'Glide on my bark the summer's tide, / Is gently flowing by thy side; / Around thy prow the waters bright, / In circling rounds of broken light, / Are glitt'ring as if ocean gave; / Her countless gems to deck the wave'. (On the inside)
Gallery Label
Basin Made in Sunderland, about 1820-30 Earthenware, painted in pink lustre 3663-1901 Jermyn Street Collection(23/05/2008)
Credit line
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
3663-1901

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record createdMarch 31, 2008
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