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  • Place of origin:

    London, England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1651 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Wallace Elliot

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain, room 138, case C, shelf 4

Physical description

Livery button of tin-glazed earthenware, a pierced hemispherical boss on the back. The front is painted with a lion rampant in yellow, ochre and blue flanked by the letters 'i H' with the date 1651 (the last number is indistinct) in blue. The edge and much of the back is painted blue. The body colour is reddish buff, the glaze white with fine grey specks.

Place of Origin

London, England (probably, made)


ca. 1651 (made)


Unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted


Length: 3.5 cm

Object history note

London, Stoner & Evans, 1933.

Descriptive line

Livery-button, with lion rampant and an inscription, tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue and ochre, probably made in London, ca. 1651

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
Lipski and Archer, No: 1773.


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted



Delftware; Ceramics; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection code


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