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Plate

Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Hamburg (made)

  • Date:

    1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Börner, Carl Paul, born 1828 - died 1905 (designer)
    Herman Robert Bichweiler (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with moulded and glazed decoration

  • Museum number:

    40-1882

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 38, shelf 3

Physical description

Plate of earthenware made from a form of maiolica. With transparent glazes on deeply modelled forms. Moulded with the figure of a knight on horseback, and a border of gothic ornament, filled in with raised flowers and foliage. The words 'Zu Schutz und Streit Allzeit Bereit' are incorporated into the design.

Place of Origin

Hamburg (made)

Date

1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Börner, Carl Paul, born 1828 - died 1905 (designer)
Herman Robert Bichweiler (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with moulded and glazed decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'R Bichweiler Hamburg' [within an oval]
Impressed

'32'
Impressed

'Zu Schutz und Streit Allzeit Bereit'
Incorporated into the design on the front

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.8 cm

Historical context note

Bichweiler, a designer and architect, established 'Die Kunstgewerbliche Werkstatt' in partnership with Dr. E. Berlieu in 1878 in Hamburg. Carl Paul Börner (1828-1905), an architect, was employed as one of the principal artists. They specialised in a form of majolica using transparent glazes on deeply modelled forms. Within a few years the company was awarded prizes at Melbourne (1880), Frankfurt (1881) and Hamburg (1889) for its ceramics and also began manufacturing glass, metal and leather wares.

Descriptive line

Plate of earthenware, made by Herman Robert Bichweiler, design attributed to probably Carl Paul Börner, Hamburg, 1880.

Labels and date

'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

Bichweiler, a designer and architect, established 'Die Kunstgewerbliche Werkstatt' in partnership with Dr. E. Berlieu in 1878 in Hamburg. Carl Paul Börner (1828-1905), an architect, was employed as one of the principal artists. They specialised in a form of maiolica using transparent glazes on deeply modelled forms. Within a few years the company was awarded prizes at Melbourne (1880), Frankfurt (1881) and Hamburg (1889) for its ceramics and also began manufacturing glass, metal and leather wares. [1987-2006]

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Moulded; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Horseman; Knight; Foliage

Categories

Ph-survey; Ceramics; Eating; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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