Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Plate

Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Barlaston (made)

  • Date:

    1958 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware and applied reliefs

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the East London Museum

  • Museum number:

    C.2-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Blue jasper stoneware plate of shallow form, with spreading rim and low foot-ring, and decorated with applied white reliefs of a coelacanth fish in the centre, a fillet below and motto 'LATIMERIA CHALUMNAE J.L.S. SMITH', and on the rim are three shells and sea anemone.

Place of Origin

Barlaston (made)

Date

1958 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware and applied reliefs

Marks and inscriptions

'LATIMERIA CHALUMNAE J.L.S. SMITH'
Motto in applied white relief on the plate

'WEDGWOOD / MADE IN ENGLAND / 58'

'The first world famous / Coelacanth, / LATIMERIA CHALUMNAE / 5 feet long. captured in local / waters 22nd December 1938. / Type specimen exhibited / in the / East London Museum, / South Africa.'
Printed in black on the base

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.8 cm

Object history note

Plate made to commemorate the discovery in 1938 of the coelacanth fish, now in the East London Museum in South Africa.

Descriptive line

Blue jasper stoneware plate of shallow form, with spreading rim and low foot-ring, and decorated with applied white reliefs, made by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd., Barlaston, 1958.

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Applied work

Subjects depicted

Fish; Shell

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.