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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Welsh, James (painter)
    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain with applied decoration, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2909-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 1, shelf 2

Physical description

Dish of soft-paste porcelain, square with incurved angles. Painted in the middle with bouquets, a caterpillar and a fly in natural colours. The rim has a border of foliage in red and gold, in the style of Japanese Kakiemon ware, and is decorated with applied sprays of prunus-blossom in imitation of Chinese porcelain of the province of Fujian.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1755 (made)

Artist/maker

Welsh, James (painter)
Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain with applied decoration, painted in enamels and gilt

Dimensions

Length: 18.7 cm, Width: 18.7 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, soft-paste porcelain with applied decoration, painted in enamels and gilt, made by Bow Porcelain Factory, decoration painted by James Welsh, England, ca. 1755

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

Honey, W. B. Old English porcelain; a handbook for collectors London: Faber & Faber, 1948, p. 92.
Stevenson, T. "James Welsh, a Bow porcelain painter revealed" in Apollo January 1993, p. 15.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Applied work

Subjects depicted

Foliation (pattern); Caterpillars; Flies; Bouquets; Prunus blossoms

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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