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Soup tureen, cover and stand

Soup tureen, cover and stand

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1796 (made)
    ca. 1796 (decorated)
    ca. 1796 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pegg, William (decorated by)
    Billingsley, William, born 1758 - died 1828 (designer)
    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, formed in a mould, painted in enamel colours and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    3068 to B-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 12, shelf 3 []

The painting has traditionally been attributed to 'Quaker' Pegg, although the flowers appear also in a drawing -- probably a record drawing rather than a design -- by William Billingsley. The flowers are taken from John Edwards's A Collection of Flowers Drawn after Nature ..., published in 1795.

Physical description

Oval shaped, the tureen and cover with gilt acanthus-leaf handles. All three parts are painted with botanical designs after John Edwards FSA, in natural colours and all parts have gilt edges. The tureen is decorated with "Eastern Poppy" and "Various Tulips"; the cover with "Cordifolio Geranium", "Terebinthinum Geranium" and "Large Double China Aster"; the stand with "Sweet Pea" and "Nasturtium".

Place of Origin

Derby (made)

Date

ca. 1796 (made)
ca. 1796 (decorated)
ca. 1796 (designed)

Artist/maker

Pegg, William (decorated by)
Billingsley, William, born 1758 - died 1828 (designer)
Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, formed in a mould, painted in enamel colours and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'D' surmounted by a crown and crossed batons with six dots, in blue

'197' in blue

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm tureen and cover, Length: 45.7 cm tureen and cover, Width: 25.1 cm tureen and cover

Descriptive line

Soup-tureen, cover and stand, soft-paste porcelain, oval, painted with botanical designs in enamel colours and gilded. Derby, about 1796

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

Young, Hilary. English Porcelain, 1745-95: Its Makers, Design, Marketing and Consumption. Victoria and Albert Museum Studies in the History of Art and Design, 1999, pl. XX

Labels and date

Credit Line: Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street []

Materials

Porcelain; Enamel; Gilt

Techniques

Painting (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Floral motifs

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Eating; Food vessels & Tableware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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