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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:

    40A-1882

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case H1, shelf 1

Physical description

Plate of earthenware with moulded and glazed decoration. Made from a form of maiolica earthenware 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.

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

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 with moulded and glazed decoration, made by Herman Robert Bichweiler, design attributed to 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

Foliage; Flowers; Border; Horse; Knight

Categories

Ph-survey; Ceramics; Eating; Earthenware; Majolica

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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