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Dispensing pot

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    2nd half 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 2, shelf 1

Physical description

Dispensing pot of tin-glazed earthenware, painted with the letters 'W = K' in blue.
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: Bluish white. Underside and upper rim wiped clean of glaze.
Shape: Concave on underside.

Place of Origin

England (made)


2nd half 18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue

Marks and inscriptions

'W = K'
Inscribed in blue


Height: 9.7 cm, Diameter: 10.6 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Dispensing pot of tin-glazed earthenware, painted with 'W = K' in blue, England, 2nd half 18th century

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. p. 388, ISBN 0 11 290499 8
M.P.G. 1871, X. 17. M.P.G. 1876, Y. 9.


Earthenware; Tin glaze



Subjects depicted

Letters (signs)


Delftware; Ceramics; Containers; Health; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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