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  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1675-1685 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • 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 C, shelf 4

Physical description

Dish of tin-glazed earthenware. Decorated with a standing figure of Charles II wearing an ermine lined robe with crown, orb and sceptre flanked by trees with a pavement in the foreground inscribed C R2. Painted in blue, dull yellow and dull green. Blue dashes and yellow line at the rim. Three stilt marks on the front (10 cms point to point).
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: White. A dull greenish yellow lead-glaze with bright green areas at two places near the rim and which stands out in thick radiating streaks over a pale slip covers the entire back with the exception of a small area within the foot-rim.
Shape: Shape A with steeper sides and no groove at the rim. Foot pierced with one hole before firing. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)


ca. 1675-1685 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

Marks and inscriptions

'C R2'


Height: 8 cm, Diameter: 33.7 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Dish of tin-glazed earthenware, depicting Charles II and an inscription, probably London, ca. 1675-1685

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. 34. M.P.G. 1876, Y. 41.


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Crown; Sceptre; Orb


Delftware; Ceramics; Portraits; Royalty


Ceramics Collection

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