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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1694 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in cobalt blue

  • 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 2, shelf 7

Physical description

Plate of tin-glazed earthenware, painted with half length portraits of William III and Mary II, inscribed W M R in blue.
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: Greyish white, slightly crazed.
Shape: Shape J with narrower flange. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1694 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in cobalt blue

Marks and inscriptions

'W M R'
Inscribed in blue


Diameter: 21.9 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Plate of tin-glazed earthenware, painted in cobalt blue with bust portrait of William III, Mary II and an inscription, London, ca. 1694

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. 40. M.P.G. 1876, Y.47. B. Rackham, 'The virtues of English Pottery', E.C.C. Trans: Vol. 2, No: 7, 1939, p.107, Pl: XXXVIc.


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Glazed; Painted


Delftware; Ceramics; Royalty


Ceramics Collection

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