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Flower holder

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760-1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Mellor Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case E, shelf 4

Physical description

Flower holder of tin-glazed earthenware, painted. The long sides have two men with a dog and a man riding , also with a dog. The short sides have ducks swimming with a tree and a wind-mill and three ships sailing, also with a tree. All the decoration is in blue.
Body colour: Buff. Glaze: Bluish white. A scar near the centre of the underside may be connected with the firing.
Shape: Twenty one round holes in the top. Recessed foot with a chamfered edge. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)


ca. 1760-1765 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted


Height: 8 cm, Length: 14.7 cm, Width: 7.5 cm

Object history note

Mr L. Gautier, London.

Descriptive line

Flower holder of tin-glazed earthenware, painted, probably London, ca. 1760-1765

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


Tin glaze; Earthenware


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Windmill; Dog; Tree; Duck; Landscape; Figure; Horse; Sailing ship


Delftware; Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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