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Plate

Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    1861 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bott, Thomas, born 1829 - died 1870 (painter)
    Reeve, Thomas W. (designer)
    Kerr, Binns & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:

    C.544-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 19, shelf 6

Physical description

Plate of porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. The rim is divided by richly-gilt openwork designs into five panels painted en camaïeuin opaque white and dark blue on a turquoise-blue ground with a dancing cupid and trophies of music and revelry. In the middle is a royal cypher under a crown in red and gold.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

1861 (made)

Artist/maker

Bott, Thomas, born 1829 - died 1870 (painter)
Reeve, Thomas W. (designer)
Kerr, Binns & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

Two cupids supporting an escutcheon with the royal cypher 'VR' under a crown, and standing on a pedestal of which on the front are the initials 'K & B / WORCESTER'; above are ribbons inscribed 'BERNARD PALISSY', 'MINTON', BÖTTCHER', WEDGWOOD, LUCA DELLA ROBBIA' [printed in black]; with the monogram of the decorator 'T B', date '61'; and 'No. 46' [inserted in red in the lower part]

A circle enclosing four W's surrounding a crescent, within the horns of which are the figures '51' [impressed]

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.1 cm

Object history note

Plate from part of a service made for Queen Victoria designed by Thomas W. Reeve and decorated by Thomas Bott.

Descriptive line

Plate of porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, designed by Thomas W. Reeve and decorated by Thomas Bott, Kerr, Binns & Co., Worcester, 1861.

Materials

Porcelain; Enamels

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Music; Cupid; Crown; Openwork; Revelry; Cypher

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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