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  • Place of origin:

    England (decorated)

  • Date:

    1885-1900 (decorated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pearson, John (designer)
    Pearson, John (decorator)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware painted in on-glaze enamel colours and silver lustre

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Cynthia Gabrielle Dunn

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 34, shelf 2

Physical description

Factory made round white earthenware dish with central roundel depicting blue late medieval style sailing ship on turquoise waves on silver lustre, the whole surrounded by four blue fish with green and turquoise swirling leaves, on scrolled ground. Back of dish has turquoise crocodile in front of a sunflower, with decorator's mark, all surrounded by a wavy turquoise and yellow border.

Place of Origin

England (decorated)


1885-1900 (decorated)


Pearson, John (designer)
Pearson, John (decorator)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware painted in on-glaze enamel colours and silver lustre

Marks and inscriptions

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


Height: 3.5 cm, Diameter: 30.5 cm

Descriptive line

Round white earthenware dish with blue sailing ship in central roundel with four blue fish with large swirling leaves on scrolled ground; decorated by John Pearson, England, about 1885-1900

Production Note

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




Painted; Lustre

Subjects depicted

Ships; Fish; Waves; Leaves; Crocodile; Sunflowers


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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