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  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1690-1710 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 2, shelf 6

Physical description

A standing figure of William III wearing armour and an ermine lined robe with crown, orb and sceptre with a pavement in the foreground and an arch above supported on columns inscribed W R. Painted in blue and outlined in manganese-purple with turquoise green on the arch and at the sides. Two manganese-purple lines at the rim. Three stilt marks on the front (8 cms point to point).
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: Shiny white on the front. A greenish streaky lead-glaze over a pale slip covers the entire back. The foot-rim has been largely wiped clean of glaze. Many areas and spots of blue and manganese-purple. White tin-glaze in small areas at the rim.
Shape: Shape A with shorter well and narrower flange. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)


ca. 1690-1710 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed W R.


Height: 7 cm, Diameter: 34.4 cm

Object history note

Purchased from the Bandinel Collection (No. 336), 1853. Transferred to the Museum of Practical Geology. Transferred back, 1901.
Exhibited: Rijksmuseum, No: 68.

Descriptive line

William III

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.37 M.P.G. 1876, Y.44


Tin glaze; Earthenware


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Ermine; Crown; Column; Sceptre; Orb; Armour; Arch; Robes


Delftware; Ceramics; Portraits; Royalty


Ceramics Collection

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