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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Caughley (made)
    Worcester (decorated)

  • Date:

    ca. 1783-1792 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Caughley Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)
    Chamberlain's factory (decorator)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Alfred Darby, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.131-1921

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case H, shelf 4

The dish matches a sherd excavated on the site of the Wirksworth porcelain factory in Derbyshire, and it is possible that the dish was made from a plaster mould purchased at the sale of the Wirksworth factory in 1777. A letter of 1778 shows that Thomas Turner, the manger of the Caughley works, thought highly of the products of the Wirksworth factory.

Physical description

Dish of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Deep oval, and in the middle is a wreath in gilded relief, enclosing a spray of flowers. Around this is a garland of flowers, a band of shell-fluting coloured yellow and a border of chain-pattern in gold.

Place of Origin

Caughley (made)
Worcester (decorated)

Date

ca. 1783-1792 (made)

Artist/maker

Caughley Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)
Chamberlain's factory (decorator)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'Salopian'
Impressed

Dimensions

Length: 33 cm, Width: 25.4 cm

Descriptive line

Dish of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, decorated at Chamberlain's factory, Worcester, made by Caughley porcelain factory, Caughley, ca. 1783-1792.

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

V&A Ceramics and Glass Collection Object Information file

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Enamel

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Wreath; Fluting; Flowers; Garland

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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