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Dish

Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:751-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 12, shelf 2

Physical description

Sweetmeat or pickle dish, of hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels, hexagonal in shape with high sides sloping outwards from a high base; painted inside and outside with slight formal borders in crimson; the sides are decorated externally with scattered sprays of flowers and detached sprays, and inside on the bottom is a single sprig

Place of Origin

Bristol (made)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm, Width: 11.4 cm

Object history note

Part of an assembled set of seven trays with a wooden stand 414:751/ to G-1885 (Sch. I 741 to G).
These pieces were purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from the following: Heath, Peterborough, for 7 shillings 6 pence in December 1871; Walker's sale, Sotheby's, for £ 5 shillings in March 1873; Chance, London, for £10 6 shillings in 1874 (tray)

Historical context note

Loosely similar sets, with four shaped dishes around a central one, are shown in Wedgwood's creamware catalogue of 1773 and in the Don Pottery catalogue of 1808, where they are described as 'for Pickles of different kinds' and 'Pickle trays furnished' respectively. These Bristol porcelain dishes were catalogued by Lady Charlotte Schreiber in 1885, and by Bernard Rackham in the 1910s and 1920s, as being for the dessert, but they may well have been intended for pickles.

Descriptive line

Sweetmeat or pickle dish, of hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels, hexagonal in shape with high sides sloping outwards from a high base, made by Bristol porcelain factory, Bristol, ca. 1770

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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