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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1865 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alexander Fisher, born 1864 - died 1936 (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, painted, glazed

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Plaque of porcelain, dark blue ground, painted with arabesque ornament in white, after Lucas van Leyden.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1865 (made)


Alexander Fisher, born 1864 - died 1936 (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, painted, glazed


Height: 20.0 cm, Width: 27.6 cm

Object history note

Prize object in the Society of Arts Exhibition, 1865. Won (workmanship competition section) 1st prize of £5. Bought for 8 guineas.

Descriptive line

Plaque, porcelain, painted by Alexander Fisher (after Lucas van Leyden), England, about 1865

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

Burlington Magazine, Volume CXXXV, No. 1083, June 1993.
Bryant, Julius. Art and Design for all: The Victoria and Albert Museum . London: V&A publishing, 2011. p195. ISBN 978 1 85177 666 5




Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Arabesques; Sphinxes


Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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