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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics

Plate

1950-51 (designed and made)
Place Of Origin

Bone china plate from a group of wares with designs based on structures observable through X-ray crystallography. This one is unusual in not representing a specific crystal structure. Though the pattern was thought to be good it was not put into production, perhaps due to difficulties in reproducing it commercially. The pattern is transfer-printed in enamels, with painted enamel dots, gilded rim and banding.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bone china, transfer-printed enamels, with painted enamel dots, gilded rim and banding.
Brief Description
Bone china plate, with transfer printed enamels, painted enamel dots, gilded rim and banding. Pattern by Hazel Thumpston, made by R.H. & S.L. Plant ('Tuscan China'), 1950-51
Physical Description
Bone china plate from a group of wares with designs based on structures observable through X-ray crystallography. This one is unusual in not representing a specific crystal structure. Though the pattern was thought to be good it was not put into production, perhaps due to difficulties in reproducing it commercially. The pattern is transfer-printed in enamels, with painted enamel dots, gilded rim and banding.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 26.5cm
Object history
Commissioned for The Festival Pattern Group and shown at the Festival of Britain, 1951, but not put into production.
Bibliographic References
  • Jackson, Lesley. From Atoms to Patterns. Crystal structure designs from the 1951 Festival of Britain Shepton Beuchamp : Richard Dennis Publications, 2008. 48, 84 & 77p., ill ISBN 9780955374111
  • Breward Christopher and Wood, Ghislaine. British design from 1948:Innovation in the Modern Age . London, V&A publishing, 2012. pp112,121,135,137,141,146,175. ISBN 978 1 851776740
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.39-1968

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record createdAugust 29, 2008
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