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Flower brick

Flower brick

  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 4, shelf 6

Physical description

The long sides have a repeated scene of a Chinese figure standing in a landscape with fence, pavilion and flying insects. The short sides have a repeated scene of an identical fence, landscape and flying insects. All the decoration is in blue.
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: Bluish white pooling on the underside.
Shape: Three large circular holes and thirteen smaller ones in the top. Foot has a squared off chamfered edge. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

Bristol (probably, made)


ca. 1750-1760 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue


Height: 8.3 cm, Length: 16 cm, Width: 7.3 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Mr T. Charbonnier, Bristol, 1921.

Descriptive line

Chinese figures in an oriental landscape

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


Tin glaze; Earthenware


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Figure; Fence; Landscape; Insect


Delftware; Ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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