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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alexander Fisher, born 1864 - died 1936 (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, painted <i>en grisaille</i> and gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 19, shelf 8

Physical description

Plaque of porcelain, painted en grisaille with arabesque ornament of a satyr and female monster supporting a shield, on gold ground.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1867 (made)


Alexander Fisher, born 1864 - died 1936 (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, painted en grisaille and gilt


Height: 20.3 cm, Width: 32.3 cm

Object history note

Prize object in the Society of Arts' competition, 1867. Won (workmanship competition section) prize of £3. Bought for £6 10s.

Descriptive line

Plaque, porcelain, painted en grisaille and gilt, by Alexander Fisher, England, ca. 1867

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

Burlington Magazine, Volume CXXXV, No. 1083, June 1993.


Porcelain; Enamel


Painted; Grisaille; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Satyrs; Monsters; Arabesques


Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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