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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (printed)
    Staffordshire (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1115-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 9, shelf 1

Physical description

Bowl of earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel and inside is a medallion enclosing a figure of a man in a landscape intersected by a pair of compasses on which are inscribed 'Bridle thy will, 'Remember thy End, 'Fear God' and 'Know Thyself', and round the medallion is the motto 'KEEP WITHIN COMPASS AND YOU SHALL BE SHURE, TO AVOID MANY TROUBLES WHICH OTHERS ENDURE' and below, in a rococo frame, 'THE END OF THE UPRIGHT MAN IS PEACE', and around the medallion are four small vignettes in rococo panels representing a rake's progress (gambling, seduction, shipwreck and imprisonment), and the border has floral sprays. On the outside are two hunting scenes, alternating with a seashore scene with fishermen and a girl, and a riverside scene with an angler and washerwoman.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (printed)
Staffordshire (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel

Marks and inscriptions

'Bridle thy will, 'Remember thy End, 'Fear God' and 'Know Thyself'
Inscribed inside

'KEEP WITHIN COMPASS AND YOU SHALL BE SHURE, TO AVOID MANY TROUBLES WHICH OTHERS ENDURE'
Round the medallion on the inside

'THE END OF THE UPRIGHT MAN IS PEACE'
Inscribed in a rococo frame inside the bowl

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.6 cm

Object history note

The prints of the seashore and riverside scenes are included in the volume entitled 'The Draughtsman's Assistant', published by Robert Sayer in 1771.

Descriptive line

Bowl of earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel, printed in Liverpool, probably made in Staffordshire, ca. 1775.

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Landscape; Man; Compass; Fishing; Woman; Flowers; Medallion

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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