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

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 landscape and trains; round the rim a design of shells and seaweed, against a dark blue ground.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze blue
Brief description
Plate, lead-glazed earthenware transfer-printed in underglaze blue, made at the factory of Enoch Wood, Burslem, ca. 1835
Physical description
Plate with wavy edge, lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze blue. In the middle with a landscape and trains; 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' in a medallion enclosing 'SEMI CHINA' above an American spread eagle (impressed)
  • An eagle beside a shield bearing stars and stripes resting on a panel inscribed 'THE BALTIMORE & OHIO RAIL ROAD' above a ribbon inscribed 'PLURIBUS[sic] UNUM' (printed in underglaze blue)
Gallery label
  • Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics V&A, 31 Jan 2015 - 3 Jan 2016 26 Plate, ‘The Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road’ pattern Staffordshire, Burslem, about 1835 Made by Enoch Wood’s factory Lead-glazed earthenware British printed pottery was exported in vast numbers to North America. Such exports were often decorated with scenes specific to the local market . The original print source for this plate is actually English: ‘View of the Railroad from Hetton Colliery’, published in 1822, used here to represent American scenery. Museum no. C.81-1931 Alfred Williams Hearn Bequest(31/01/2015 - 03/01/2016)
  • Plate Made at the Factory of Enoch Wood, Burslem, about 1835 Marks: "E. WOOD & SONS BURSLEM WARRANTED" in a medallion enclosing "SEMI CHINA" above an American spread eagle, impressed, an eagle beside a shield bearing stars and stripes resting on a panel inscribed "THE BALTIMORE & OHIO RAIL ROAD", above a ribbon inscribed "PLURIBUS(?)UNUM", printed in underglaze blue Lead-glazed earthenware C.81-1931 Alfred Williams Hearn Bequest (23/05/2008)
Credit line
Alfred Williams Hearn Bequest
Production
Made at the factory of Enoch Wood.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.81-1931

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Record createdMarch 31, 2008
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