Bowl

ca. 1770-1785 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Bowl of soft-paste porcelain. Circular with shaped and moulded edge, and three scallop shells on the inside in low relief. Transfer-printed in blue with bunches of flowers, fruit and vegetables, and with three insects.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, transfer-printed in blue
Brief Description
Bowl ('junket dish') of soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief and transfer-printed in blue, Worcester porcelain factory, England, 1770-1785
Physical Description
Bowl of soft-paste porcelain. Circular with shaped and moulded edge, and three scallop shells on the inside in low relief. Transfer-printed in blue with bunches of flowers, fruit and vegetables, and with three insects.
Dimensions
  • Height: 7.6cm
  • Diameter: 25.7cm
Marks and Inscriptions
A large shaded crescent (In blue)
Credit line
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
Historical context
Such bowls are often called 'junket dishes', though there is no documentation for their use serving junket (made from sweetened and flavoured soured cream and curds)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
For this pattern, see Branyan, French and Sandon, Worcester Blue and White Porcelain, revised edition 1989, cat. II.C.11, where dated 1770-85
Collection
Accession Number
3273-1901

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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