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  • Place of origin:

    Lambeth High Street (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Griffith, William (producer)
    Lambeth High Street pottery (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr H. A. Bowler

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 4, shelf 3

Physical description

The interior has a band of formal and foliate decoration in bianco-sopra-bianco and the inscription WENMAN: & DASHWOOD:/FOR: EVER./1755. The exterior has pavilions, a hillock, trees and shrubs and a Chinese figure offering a tea-pot (?) to another figure holding a receptacle in blue and manganese-purple.
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: Lavender. Many small white dots in the glaze of the interior, particularly visible on painted areas. There appear to be two peg-marks on the rim.

Place of Origin

Lambeth High Street (probably, made)


1755 (made)


Griffith, William (producer)
Lambeth High Street pottery (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on interior: WENMAN: & : DASHWOOD:/FOR : EVER./1755.


Height: 10.3 cm, Diameter: 22.7 cm

Descriptive line

Chinese figures and pavilions in an oriental landscape and an inscription, made in Lambeth, ca 1750

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
Rackham and Read, p.58. Lipski and Archer, No: 1154.


Tin glaze; Earthenware


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Trees; Shrubs; Teapot; Figures (representations); Foliation; Pavilions


Delftware; Ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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