Dish

ca. 1820 (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

Oval dish with deep sides and everted rim. The centre of the dish, painted with a shrubby lobelia in shades of green, pink and yellow within a frame of gold leaves. The sides and rim of the dish with moulded scrolling decoration reserved in white against a deep underglaze blue ground, all enriched with designs of leaves and flowers painted in gold. Also reserved in white on the side of the dish, a small panel which bears the inscription in Arabic script: 'Amir-al-Hind Nawab Azam Jah Bahadur 1236 Hÿri (1820 A.D.).'


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, enamel colours and gilt
Brief Description
Dish, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, enamel colours and gilt, Chamberlain & Co., Worcester, England, ca. 1820
Physical Description
Oval dish with deep sides and everted rim. The centre of the dish, painted with a shrubby lobelia in shades of green, pink and yellow within a frame of gold leaves. The sides and rim of the dish with moulded scrolling decoration reserved in white against a deep underglaze blue ground, all enriched with designs of leaves and flowers painted in gold. Also reserved in white on the side of the dish, a small panel which bears the inscription in Arabic script: 'Amir-al-Hind Nawab Azam Jah Bahadur 1236 Hÿri (1820 A.D.).'
Dimensions
  • Length: 32cm
  • Width: 24.9cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Amir-al-Hind Nawab Azam Jah Bahadur 1236 Hÿri (1820 A.D.)' (Arabic inscription, reserved in white on the side of the dish)
  • 'Chamberlain's / Worcester / & 155 / New Bond Street / London', with 'Royal Porcelain Manufacturers' with a frame of roses, thistles and shamrocks surmounted by the Royal Arms (Painted in red enamel)
  • 'Shrubby Lobelia' (Painted in red)
Credit line
Given by Mrs E. M. Lamb
Object history
Azam Jah, the eleventh Nawab of the Carnatic (Arcot) for whom the service was made, reigned 1819-25.



The rest of the service was sold at Bonham's 11/05/1978, Lot 115.



Two plates offered Sotheby's Olympia, 12 April 2005, Lot 132.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.25-1978

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