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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1885-1900 (decorated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pearson, John (designers)
    Pearson, John (decorator)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware painted with over-glaze enamel colours and silver lustre

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Cynthia Gabrielle Dunn

  • Museum number:

    C.5-1999

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case J1, shelf 1

Physical description

Dish of earthenware painted with over-glaze enamel colours and silver lustre. Factory-made white curved-sided rectangular dish with blue 'tree of life' design with green leaves, four blue birds (two in flight), and silver sun with rays behind. The border has a blue and turquoise peacock feather pattern. The back of the dish has a blue, turquoise and brown crocodile bearing the decorator's mark and surrounded by abstract leaves, a globe and wavy lines.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1885-1900 (decorated)

Artist/maker

Pearson, John (designers)
Pearson, John (decorator)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware painted with over-glaze enamel colours and silver lustre

Marks and inscriptions

Interlaced 'JP' [monogram] and geometrical shape
Decorator's mark

Dimensions

Length: 38.5 cm, Width: 27 cm

Descriptive line

Dish of earthenware painted with over-glaze enamel colours and silver lustre, designed and decorated by John Pearson, England, 1885-1900.

Production Note

The pattern designed and painted by John Pearson using a blank from an unidentified factory.

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Lustre; Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Peacock feathers; Birds; Leaves; Sun; Trees

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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