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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hancock, Robert (engraver)
    Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel and moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:500-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 5, shelf 8

Physical description

Dish of porcelain, transfer-printed in black enamel and moulded in the form of two lettuce-leaves laid partially one over the other, and printed with 'The Tea Party' depicting a lady and gentleman in period costume and seated at a table drinking tea in a garden which has a statue in the distance, and in the foreground are a dog, cat and musical instruments, and a black servant approaches from behind with a kettle.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Hancock, Robert (engraver)
Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel and moulded

Dimensions

Length: 26.4 cm, Width: 19.7 cm

Object history note

The engraving is by Hancock, and an engraving of 'The Tea Party' appears on pl. 84 of The Artist's Vade Mecum, 3rd edition, published in 1776
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Lyons, London, for £2 in May 1870

Descriptive line

Dish of porcelain, transfer-printed in black enamel and moulded in the form of two lettuce-leaves laid partially one over the other, with an engraving by Robert Hancock, made by Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1760.

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Transfer-printed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Gardens; Servant; Lettuce; Man; Woman; Kettle; Cat; Dog; Musical

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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