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Plate

Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Shelton (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1954 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Scarfe, Laurence, born 1914 - died 1993 (designer)
    Ridgway Potteries Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with printed decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the maker

  • Museum number:

    C.85-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Plate of cream coloured earthenware, rectangular shape with rounded corners, and printed in the centre in black with a stylised pond scene including swans, ducks, a fish, a dragonfly and plants, and around the inside of the rim is a border of stylised organic shapes.

Place of Origin

Shelton (made)

Date

ca. 1954 (made)

Artist/maker

Scarfe, Laurence, born 1914 - died 1993 (designer)
Ridgway Potteries Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with printed decoration

Marks and inscriptions

A swan and a crown and 'ROYAL SWAN MADE IN ENGLAND THESE COLOURS ARE UNDERGLAZE & DETERGENT PROOF' [within an oval of dots]
Printed in green

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.2 cm

Object history note

One plate of seven C.79 to 85-1978. The original drawings are in the V&A's Prints and Drawings Department: E.527 to 660-1978 pp 1-5.
The transfer designs were made by Laurence Scarfe from lithographs at the Royal College of Art under Professor Robert Baker, Head of the Ceramics School.

Descriptive line

Plate of earthenware and printed in the centre in black with a stylised pond scene, designed by Laurence Scarfe, made by Ridgway Potteries Ltd., Shelton, ca. 1954.

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Printed

Subjects depicted

Plants; Swans; Birds; Ponds; Fish; Duck; Dragonfly

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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