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'Shell' pattern border

Plate
ca. 1835 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Plate with wavy edge, lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze blue. In the middle with a coast scene with ships and figures, round the rim, a design of shells and seaweed, against a dark blue ground.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Titles
  • 'Shell' pattern border (popular title)
  • 'Cadmus' pattern (popular title)
Materials and techniques
Lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze blue
Brief description
Plate, lead-glazed earthenware with decoration transfer-printed in underglaze blue, made at the Enoch Wood factory, Burlsem, ca. 1835
Physical description
Plate with wavy edge, lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze blue. In the middle with a coast scene with ships and figures, round the rim, a design of shells and seaweed, against a dark blue ground.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 25.7cm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
'E. WOOD & SONS BURSLEM WARRANTED' enclosing a spread eagle, above which are the words 'SEMI CHINA' (inscribed on impressed medallion)
Gallery label
Plate Made at the Enoch Wood factory, Burslem, Staffordshire, about 1835 Mark: an impressed medallion inscribed "E. WOOD & SONS BURSLEM WARRANTED" enclosing a spread eagle, above which are the words "SEMI CHINA" Lead-glazed earthenware C.80-1931 Alfred Williams Hearn Bequest(23/05/2008)
Credit line
Alfred Williams Hearn Bequest
Production
Made at the factory of Enoch Wood.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic references
  • "Something Blue" exhibition Old Sturbridge Village, Mass by Catherine Fennelly (only reference available so far)
  • Shown here on a plate is the third of three versions of a view of the ship Cadmus, the ship that brought La Fayette for his revisit to the Americas in 1824. An example is illustrated on p.19 in Snyder2000, and Arman1974 at #125. Transferware Collectors Club 2017
Collection
Accession number
C.80-1931

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Record createdMarch 31, 2008
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