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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730-1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 4, shelf 2

Physical description

The interior has two artemisia leaves with ribbons, one of the 'Eight Precious Things' and repeating formal decoration in blue. The exterior has four birds seated in flowering trees with banded hedges painted in red, yellow, green and blue. The rim is in brownish red.
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: Bluish white and dribbling within the foot-rim.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1730-1740 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted


Height: 17.4 cm, Diameter: 34.2 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Mr A.F. Allbrook, South Kensington, 1951.
Exhibited: Porcelain for Palaces, No: 289.

Descriptive line

Bowl with depictions of birds, trees and shrubs

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

Artemisia leaves; Ribbon; Hedge; Tree; Bird


Delftware; Ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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