Not currently on display at the V&A

Pegasus

Plate
ca. 1939- ca. 1942 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Earthenware plate, circular, with gadrooned rim. Decorated with a stylised winged horse ('Pegasus' pattern), a border of concentric lines and stars printed in claret and buff enamels on a cream ground.

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitlePegasus (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Earthenware with printed decoration in enamel
Brief description
Plate, earthenware with printed decoration in enamel, designed by Alix Stone for Heal and Son, manufactured by Gray's Pottery, England, ca. 1939-1942.
Physical description
Earthenware plate, circular, with gadrooned rim. Decorated with a stylised winged horse ('Pegasus' pattern), a border of concentric lines and stars printed in claret and buff enamels on a cream ground.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 16.1cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'HEAL'S LONDON ENGLAND MADE BY GRAY' over an [Illegible mark] (Circular mark printed in black)
  • ‘A8161’ [Indistinct] and ‘R’ or ‘K’ (Painted)
Credit line
Given by the designer
Object history
Alix Stone was a student at the Central School of Arts and Crafts studying stage design when she was introduced to Lady Maufe, who asked her to provide designs for Heal and Son. The plate was given to the Museum following the purchase of designs by her at the sale of Lady Maufe. Among these are designs for ceramics and ceramic transfers (E.788 to E.838-1977). Gray’s Pottery bought blanks from other potteries for decorating. They applied their own back stamp over that of the manufacturing pottery.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.251-1991

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Record createdNovember 20, 2008
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