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  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1689-ca. 1705 (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 King William III seated on a rearing horse wearing an ermine lined robe with crown and sceptre flanked by sponged trees inscribed KW, in blue, ochre and manganese-purple. Blue dashes and a yellow line at the rim. Three stilt marks on the front (8/8.3 cms point to point).
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: Bluish white. A mixture of lead and dull bluish tin-glaze with darker streaks radiating from the foot and areas of whiter tin-glaze at the rim over a pale slip covers the entire back. Foot-rim wiped almost entirely clean of glaze.
Shape: Shape B without groove at rim. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)


1689-ca. 1705 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 6.5 cm, Diameter: 33.4 cm

Object history note

Purchased from M. Wareham by the Museum of Practical Geology before 1871, probably in 1863. Transferred, 1901.

Descriptive line

Dish of tin-glazed earthenware, decorated with William III and an inscription, probably London, 1689-ca. 1705

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. 38. M.P.G. 1876, Y. 45. Church, p.46, Fig: 36. Downman, Fig. on p.66.
Kirk, Neil, Parliament and the Glorious Revolution, 1688-1988, London, HMSO, 1988


Tin glaze; Earthenware


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted



Delftware; Ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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