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Plate - Arion on the dolphin

Arion on the dolphin

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (possibly, made)
    London (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Mellor Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 3, shelf 2

Physical description

Arion seated on a dolphin playing a harp in a coastal landscape with sailing ships and sponged trees in manganese-purple.
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: Greyish white, pooling on the back with numerous pin-holes.
Shape: Shape M. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

Bristol (possibly, made)
London (possibly, made)


ca. 1750-1760 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted


Diameter: 19.5 cm

Descriptive line

Arion on the dolphin

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


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Dolphin (animal); Seas; Trees


Delftware; Ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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