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Tile - The Little Marquis and his Valet
  • The Little Marquis and his Valet
    Sadler and Green
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The Little Marquis and his Valet

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765-ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sadler and Green (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 4, shelf 8, box TRAY2

Physical description

Tin-glazed earthenware tile, square, transfer-printed in red with the subject of 'Little Marquis and his Valet'. The valet holds a paper inscribed "Au petit Marquis". Border of rococo scrolls.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)


ca. 1765-ca. 1775 (made)


Sadler and Green (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'Au petit Marquis'
Inscribed on the valet


Width: 12.7 cm, Length: 12.7 cm, Thickness: 0.8 cm

Object history note

The design derives from a painting by Brandoin entitled 'Le Petit Maître et son Valet'.

Descriptive line

Delftware. Tile, tin-glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration depicting 'The Little Marquis and his Valet', printed by Sadler and Green, Liverpool, ca.1765-ca.1775.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Archer, Michael. Delftware: the tin-glazed earthenware of the British Isles. A catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: HMSO, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997. ISBN 0 11 290499 8
Lady Schreiber, No: 845.2. Ray Tiles, No: 698. Ray 1973, No: D.3-3.


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Glazed; Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Figures (representations)


Delftware; Tiles; Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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