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  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    1833-1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Haslem, John (painter)
    Derby Porcelain factory (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 14, shelf 8

Physical description

Plaque of porcelain. Oval, painted in enamel colours with a lady on a balcony attended by a female musician and servant. The painting is surrounded by rococo scrollwork in gilt relief on a dark blue ground.

Place of Origin

Derby (made)


1833-1840 (made)


Haslem, John (painter)
Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords
Maker's mark in blue


Length: 23.2 cm, Width: 17.8 cm

Descriptive line

Plaque of porcelain, enamelled and gilt, painted by John Haslem, made by Derby Porcelain Factory, England (Derby), 1833-1840

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Honey, W. B. Old English porcelain. London: Faber & Faber, 1948, p. 130


Porcelain; Enamel


Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Musicians; Scrollwork; Servants; Women


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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