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Verge

Plate
2012 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Queensberry Hunt are the leading UK ceramic design practice of the post-war period. Formed in 1966 by david Queensberry, then Professor of Ceramics at the RCA, and his former student Martin hunt. the partnership have designed ceramics for major producers and retailers around the globe. These include Wedgwood, Hornsea, Rosenthal, Habitat, Crate and Barrel, John Lewis and Jamie Oliver. Their practice spans a period of immense change in the industry, brought about by the adoption of new technologies, and the shift in production towards East Asia. Working in an essentially modernist aesthetic, Queensberry Hunt have been responsible for some of the most familiar and best-selling tableware of recent decades.


Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleVerge (series title)
Materials and techniques
Porcelain, glazed, iron
Brief description
Plate, 'Verge', porcelain, shape designed by Martin Hunt, made by Royal Fernwood, Sri Lanka, 2012.
Physical description
Plate of porcelain, glazed, and decorated with a thick brown iron band around the rim of the object.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 22cm
  • Height: 2cm
Marks and inscriptions
'Royal Fernwood Porcelain / Sri Lanka / Customer; Q.H / Design; Iron Cobolt / Item; 21721 / Date; 11/09/2012' (Printed and written in black in on a white sticker stuck on base of object)
Gallery label
‘Verge’ 2012 Shape designed by Martin Hunt Made by Royal Fernwood, Sri Lanka Porcelain The ‘Verge’ shape has been decorated with a variety of surface patterns by designers including Sholto Drumlanrig (1) and Grahame Clarke (2). Lent by Queensberry Hunt(2012)
Credit line
Given by Queensberry Hunt
Object history
Exhibited in the Queensberry Hunt exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2012
Summary
Queensberry Hunt are the leading UK ceramic design practice of the post-war period. Formed in 1966 by david Queensberry, then Professor of Ceramics at the RCA, and his former student Martin hunt. the partnership have designed ceramics for major producers and retailers around the globe. These include Wedgwood, Hornsea, Rosenthal, Habitat, Crate and Barrel, John Lewis and Jamie Oliver. Their practice spans a period of immense change in the industry, brought about by the adoption of new technologies, and the shift in production towards East Asia. Working in an essentially modernist aesthetic, Queensberry Hunt have been responsible for some of the most familiar and best-selling tableware of recent decades.
Collection
Accession number
C.67-2014

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Record createdApril 1, 2014
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