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Drainer

  • Place of origin:

    Lambeth High Street (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1774-1791 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brayne, John (producer (three-dimensional arts))
    Griffith, Abigail (producer (three-dimensional arts))
    Morgan, Thomas (producer (three-dimensional arts))
    Lambeth High Street pottery (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Elizabeth Hirsch, Cambridge

  • Museum number:

    C.116-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 4, shelf 7

Physical description

A star at the centre and geometric decoration in two concentric bands in blue.
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: Greenish white, pooling thickly on the underside and much crazed.
Shape: Concave at the edges on the underside and flat across the middle. One larger circular hole, fifteen round, thirteen quatrefoil, ten heart-shaped and eight square smaller ones. Three peg-marks at the rim of the underside. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

Lambeth High Street (made)

Date

ca. 1774-1791 (made)

Artist/maker

Brayne, John (producer (three-dimensional arts))
Griffith, Abigail (producer (three-dimensional arts))
Morgan, Thomas (producer (three-dimensional arts))
Lambeth High Street pottery (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.2 cm

Object history note

Professor F.H. Garner, Birmingham. Sothebys. 1:6:1965. Lot 73. Moorwood Collection, Cirencester, Gloucestershire (Hon. Mrs P.A. Robinson). Sothebys. 15:5:1979. Lot. 47.
Exhibited: Mr Robert Hirsch, Cambridge, 1979. Given by Mrs Elizabeth Hirsch, Cambridge, 1991.

Descriptive line

Delftware drainer with geometric decoration, produced at Lambeth High Street, Thomas Morgan and Abigail Griffith in partnership, by John Brayne [?].

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

Production Note

Produced by John Brayne, Lambeth High Street, Thomas Morgan and Abigail Griffith in partnership.

Materials

Tin glaze; Earthenware

Techniques

Glazed; Painted

Categories

Delftware; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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