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Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery

Dessert plate

Plate
ca. 1770 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The moulded and painted decoration here are very similar to these features on the 'Husk Service', which Wedgwood supplied to Catherine the Great in 1770. Many pieces of this service were made in moulds cast from carved wooden models by John Coward, a designer/modeller employed by Wedgwood in the years around 1770.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Creamware ('Queen's ware'), pressed and turned over a mould, painted in purple enamel
Brief Description
Dessert plate, creamware painted in purple enamel with flowers, Wedgwood's factory, ca. 1770
Physical Description
Circular, with fluted border and irregular rim, painted in purple with a scattered flowers
Dimensions
  • Conversion from 8.5 inches imperial diameter: 21.5cm
Object history
Bought in 1853 from a Mr Forrest
Production
The moulded and painted decoration are very similar to those of the 'Husk Service', which Wedgwood supplied to Catherine the Great in 1770, many pieces of which were made in moulds cast from wooden models carved by John Coward.
Subject depicted
Summary
The moulded and painted decoration here are very similar to these features on the 'Husk Service', which Wedgwood supplied to Catherine the Great in 1770. Many pieces of this service were made in moulds cast from carved wooden models by John Coward, a designer/modeller employed by Wedgwood in the years around 1770.
Bibliographic Reference
Oakey, David. Celebratory Ceramics: A Royal History. English Ceramics Circle Transactions, 2012, Volume 23, pp.193-212. Illustrated fig. 3, 195p.
Collection
Accession Number
968-1853

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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