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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    London (possibly, made)
    Bristol (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1685-1710 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in colours

  • Museum number:

    C.246-1911

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 2, shelf 5

Physical description

Tulips, carnations, spiral buds and flat leaves grow from a low mound, painted in blue, bluish green, yellow and red. Blue dashes and lines at the rim. A partial circle of glaze removed at the centre by the foot of the dish fired with it. Three stilt marks on the front (8.5/9 cms point to point).
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: Shiny white on the front. A greyish tin-glaze which has dribbled and pooled over a pale slip covers the entire back. A small diamond shape painted in blue within the foot-rim which has been wiped almost entirely clean of glaze.
Shape: Shape A with more rounded well, a narrower, steeper flange and thicker, flatter foot-rim. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

London (possibly, made)
Bristol (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1685-1710 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in colours

Dimensions

Height: 6.4 cm, Diameter: 33 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Rev. E.A. Downman at Messrs Fenton, Oxford St., London. Purchased from him, 1911.

Descriptive line

Tulips and carnations

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

Materials

Tin glaze; Earthenware

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Carnations; Tulips

Categories

Delftware; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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