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Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1780-1784 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Soare, Thomas (gilded by)
    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:472/A-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 11, shelf 1

Physical description

Plate of soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, and with a figure en camaïeuin the middle of cupid among clouds in pink, kneeling and looking through a telescope and with a quiver and scroll beside him, and the rim has a gilt wavy edge and decorated with a band of foliated scrollwork in two shades of pink and with festoons of husk-pattern in grey.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)

Date

1780-1784 (made)

Artist/maker

Soare, Thomas (gilded by)
William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

Crown over 'D'
Maker's mark painted (overglaze) in purple on underside

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.3 cm

Object history note

One of a two plates, probably intended to symbolise History and Astronomy, with 414:472-1885 (Sch. I 398)
Lady Charlotte Schreiber bought one plate from Mr Barton, Stamford, for 5 shillings in October 1875 and the other from Emerson Norman, Norwich, for 6 shillings 8 pence in December 1870

Descriptive line

Plate of soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, and with a figure en camaïeuin the middle of cupid among clouds in pink, made by William Duesbury & Co., Derby, 1780-84

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

Mitchell, Stephen. The Marks on Chelsea-Derby and Early Crossed Batons Useful Wares. London: SGM Books, 2007, Pl. 70.
Ledger, Andrew. Richard Askew, Derby painter: Unsafe Attributions. Transactions of the English Ceramic Circle, 2011, vol. 22, pp. 15-39-45.
Ledger, Andrew. Richard Askew, Derby painter: Unsafe Attributions. Derby Porcelain International Society Journal, 2013, vol. 7, pp. 135-55, and fig. 3.

Production Note

Illustrated in Stephen Mitchell, The Marks on Chelse-Derby and early Crossed-Batons useful wares, 1770-c.1790 (2007), pl. 70, where the plate is dated to 1780-84 and where the mark is attributed to Thomas Soare.

Subjects depicted

Quiver; Telescope; Foliage; Cloud

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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