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  • Place of origin:

    Brislington (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1685-1689 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brislington pottery (manufacturers)

  • 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 D, shelf 1

Physical description

Dish of tin-glazed earthenware. Decorated with James II wearing a yellow crown and medallion painted in manganese-purple and two shades of blue. A purple line at the rim. Three stilt marks on the front (9.5 and 10 cms point to point).
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: Pale greenish blue. A lead-glaze with grey streaks of tin-glaze over a pale slip covers the back. The foot-rim has been wiped entirely clean of glaze.
Shape: Shape A with flat base to foot. Foot-rim pierced with one hole before firing. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

Brislington (made)


ca. 1685-1689 (made)


Brislington pottery (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

Marks and inscriptions

'J R2'


Height: 4.9 cm, Diameter: 33.3 cm

Descriptive line

Dish of tin-glazed earthenware, depicting James II and an inscription, made by Brislington pottery, Bristol, ca. 1685-1689

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. 36. M.P.G. 1876, Y. 43.


Tin glaze; Earthenware



Subjects depicted



Delftware; Ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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