Dish

1885-1900 (decorated)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware painted in on-glaze enamel colours and silver lustre
Brief Description
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
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 3.5cm
  • Diameter: 30.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Interlaced 'JP' monogram and geometrical shape (Decorator's mark)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Miss Cynthia Gabrielle Dunn
Production
The pattern designed and painted by John Pearson using a blank from an unidentified factory.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.6-1999

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record createdSeptember 10, 2003
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