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Food-warmer

Food-warmer

  • Place of origin:

    Lambeth High Street (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765-1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Prof. F. H. Garner

  • Museum number:

    C.262-1991

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The front has scrolls, floral decoration and cupid's wings below the head. The back has two flowering plants. All the decoration is in blue.
Body colour: Buff.
Condition: Much restored.
Glaze: Greenish white and finely crazed.
Shape: The cylindrical body would have had a strap handle of oval section on each side. There are two identical press-moulded human heads applied at the front and back and four quatrefoil pierced holes to vent the interior. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

Lambeth High Street (made)

Date

ca. 1765-1775 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

Dimensions

Height: 16.3 cm, Diameter: 12 cm

Object history note

Professor F.H. Garner Bequest, 1965.

Descriptive line

Food warmer decorated with depictions of flowers and leaves

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

London (Lambeth High Street, Abigail Griffith)

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Scroll; Mask; Wing; Flower

Categories

Delftware; Ceramics; Eating

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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