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Fruit dish

  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    1814-1833 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Spode Ceramic Works (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 16, shelf 3

Physical description

Fruit dish of porcelain, painted in enamel colours and decorated with gilding; in the middle is the badge of the 91st (Argyleshire) Regiment. Of wavy oval form moulded with a shell and scrolls at either end. Round the rim is a border of national floral emblems in colours. The badge is surrounded by blue ribbons inscribed 'PENINSULA, PYRENEES, NIVELLE, NIVE, ORTHES, TOULOUSE' within a collar of thistles and gilt leaves connected by chains.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)


1814-1833 (made)


Spode Ceramic Works (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'Spode Felspar Porcelain' surrounded by a wreath of the rose, thistle and shamrock
Printed in mauve


Length: 28.3 cm, Width: 20.3 cm

Descriptive line

Fruit dish, porcelain painted in enamels and gilt, Spode Ceramic Works, Stoke-on-Trent, 1814-1833




Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Shells; Floral patterns; Thistles; Emblems (symbols); Scrolls (motifs); Foliation (pattern)


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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