ca. 1810-1820 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Place Of Origin

Plate of earthenware, transfer-printed with a dragon design in underglaze blue.

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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze blue
Brief Description
Plate, lead-glazed earthenware transfer-printed in underglaze blue, Staffordshire, ca. 1810-1820
Physical Description
Plate of earthenware, transfer-printed with a dragon design in underglaze blue.
  • Diameter: 23.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Imitation of a Chinese emblem (printed in blue)
Gallery Label
  • Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics V&A, 31 Jan 2015 - 3 Jan 2016 6 Soup plate Staffordshire, about 1810¬–20 Lead-glazed earthenware The decoration of this soup plate and the adjacent cup and saucer (5) continues over the rims of the pieces, copying Chinese originals. The back of the plate also has an imitation Chinese mark, but no factory mark, so as to make it look more authentic to the British consumer. Museum no. 55-1870 Given by Mrs Charles Downs(31/01/2015 - 3/01/2016)
  • Plate Made in Staffordshire, about 1810-1820 Mark: imitation of a Chinese emblem, printed in blue Lead-glazed earthenware 55-1870 Given by Mrs Charles Downs (23/05/2008)
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Given by Mrs Charles Downs
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record createdMarch 31, 2008
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