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  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Mellor Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 4, shelf 6

Physical description

A figure in a sampan-like boat with swimming birds, a fence, trees and houses with alternating grapes and leaves around the mouth in blue.
Body colour: Buff.
Condition: Mouth much restored.
Glaze: Bluish white pooling at the base. Many small white dots in the glaze, particularly visible on painted areas.
Shape: Slightly concave underside. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)


ca. 1750-1760 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted


Height: 12.3 cm, Diameter: 7.8 cm

Object history note

Mellor Bequest, 1963.

Descriptive line

Vase, with a figure in a boat in a coastal landscape, Liverpool, about 1750-60

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

Archer, Michael. Delftware: the tin-glazed earthenware of the British Isles. A catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: HMSO, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997. ISBN 0 11 290499 8


Tin glaze; Earthenware


Glazed; Painted


Delftware; Ceramics; Vases


Ceramics Collection

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