Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Plate

ca.1870-ca.1917 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Circular plate on turned foot-ring (diameter 22.6 cm, height 2.9 cm); the upper face with central reserved roundel transfer-printed in black with inscription in Arabic, the surrounding area painted in blue enamel and gold with abstracted floral pattern, and with border of leaves and dots in blue and pink enamel ringed in blue; the rim is edged in gold (now rubbed). The base has the printed factory mark in iron red of the imperial eagle (indicating the imperial warrant) above the St George and the dragon (for Moscow), the latter contained within an oval band with the factory name and Moscow in Cyrillic, which in turn is above an inscription in Arabic Painter's mark of two dots in blue enamel on base
Condition: some painted decoration and gilding now rubbed


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hard-paste porcelain, thrown and turned and with clear glaze, with transfer-printed inscription, painted in blue and red enamels and with gilt decoration
Brief Description
Plate, hard-paste porcelain, transfer-printed with inscription in black enamel and painted in enamels and gilt, made by and with the factory mark of the Gardner Porcelain factory, Moscow, about 1890-1917
Physical Description
Circular plate on turned foot-ring (diameter 22.6 cm, height 2.9 cm); the upper face with central reserved roundel transfer-printed in black with inscription in Arabic, the surrounding area painted in blue enamel and gold with abstracted floral pattern, and with border of leaves and dots in blue and pink enamel ringed in blue; the rim is edged in gold (now rubbed). The base has the printed factory mark in iron red of the imperial eagle (indicating the imperial warrant) above the St George and the dragon (for Moscow), the latter contained within an oval band with the factory name and Moscow in Cyrillic, which in turn is above an inscription in Arabic Painter's mark of two dots in blue enamel on base

Condition: some painted decoration and gilding now rubbed
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 22.6cm
  • Height: 2.9cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • (The base is printed in black with an inscription in Arabic)
  • (traces of an impressed factory mark of imperial eagle and factory name in Cyrillic)
  • two dots in blue enamel (Painter's mark on base)
Credit line
Presented by Lewis Baxter through Art Fund
Object history
Made for the Central Asian and Middle Eastern Market and acquired by the donor in Iran
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.29-2004

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record createdApril 26, 2004
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