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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Southwark, England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1697 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    3875-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain, room 138, case 2, shelf 4

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Physical description

Dish of tin-glazed earthenware. Press-moulded with a reclining naked female figure emblematic of 'Fecundity', with five naked cupids, one with a small dog over his shoulder. The left upper corner is painted with what appears to be a balustrade and a smoking chimney. The well is painted with classic Chinese derived scrolls alternating with flowers and is inscribed 'H/T T 1697'. The border is moulded with human masks and baskets of fruit alternating with circular and oval depressions painted with birds, flowers and insects. All the decoration is in blue.
Glaze: Bluish white on front and back with greenish areas on the back, which also has some blue smudges and a peg-like scar near the middle, perhaps connected with support during firing.

Place of Origin

Southwark, England (probably, made)

Date

1697 (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

Marks and inscriptions

'H/T T 1697'

Dimensions

Length: 49.5 cm, Width: 41.5 cm

Object history note

Acquired by the Museum of Practical Geology before 1871. Transferred, 1901.

Descriptive line

Dish of tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue with figures emblematic of 'Fecundity' and an inscription, London (probably Southwark), 1697

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
M.P.G. 1871, Y. 42. M.P.G. 1876, Y. 49. Lipski and Archer, No: 126.

Materials

Earthenware; Tin glaze

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Birds; Leaves; Putti; Dog; Insects; Masks; Baskets; Nude

Categories

Ceramics; Delftware

Collection code

CER

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