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  • Place of origin:

    Temple Back (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1735-1745 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Temple Back pottery (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs B. E. Nichols, Bristol

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 3, shelf 7

Physical description

Bamboos, a butterfly and grasses with a border of flowers and leaves in blue, red and green.
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: White.
Shape: Shape M. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

Temple Back (possibly, made)


ca. 1735-1745 (made)


Temple Back pottery (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted


Diameter: 22.8 cm

Object history note

Possibly Mr W.J. Pountney, 1913 (old label on the back).

Descriptive line

Bamboos and flowers

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

Leaves; Flowers; Butterfly; Bamboo; Grasses


Delftware; Ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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