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Plate

Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Barlaston (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Scarfe, Laurence, born 1914 - died 1993 (designer)
    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bone china with a printed decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    C.86-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Circular plate of white bone china, printed in blue on the white ground around the rim with the words 'The ground work of all Happiness is Health', and in the centre is a naked child running through a sunlit landscape with a sunflower and butterfly.

Place of Origin

Barlaston (made)

Date

ca. 1950 (made)

Artist/maker

Scarfe, Laurence, born 1914 - died 1993 (designer)
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Bone china with a printed decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'WEDGWOOD BONE CHINA MADE IN ENGLAND' with a Portland vase
Printed in green

'DESIGNED BY LAURENCE SCARFE FOR THE NATIONAL FUND FOR POLIO RESEARCH'
Printed in blue

'The ground work of all Happiness is Health'
Printed around the rim

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 cm

Object history note

The original drawings are in the V&A's Prints and Drawings Department: E.527 to 660-1978, p 10. The plate was designed for the National Fund for Polio Research.

Descriptive line

Circular plate of white bone china and in the centre is a naked child running through a sunlit landscape, designed by Laurence Scarfe, made by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd., Barlaston, ca. 1950.

Materials

Bone china

Techniques

Printed

Subjects depicted

Child; Sunflowers; Butterfly

Categories

Ceramics; Bone China

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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