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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery

Button

ca. 1651 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Livery button of tin-glazed earthenware, a pierced hemispherical boss on the back. The front is painted with a lion rampant in yellow, ochre and blue flanked by the letters 'i H' with the date 1651 (the last number is indistinct) in blue. The edge and much of the back is painted blue. The body colour is reddish buff, the glaze white with fine grey specks.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware, painted
Brief Description
Livery-button, with lion rampant and an inscription, tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue and ochre, probably made in London, ca. 1651
Physical Description
Livery button of tin-glazed earthenware, a pierced hemispherical boss on the back. The front is painted with a lion rampant in yellow, ochre and blue flanked by the letters 'i H' with the date 1651 (the last number is indistinct) in blue. The edge and much of the back is painted blue. The body colour is reddish buff, the glaze white with fine grey specks.
Dimensions
  • Length: 3.5cm
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mr Wallace Elliot
Object history
London, Stoner & Evans, 1933.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Archer, Michael. Delftware: the tin-glazed earthenware of the British Isles. A catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: HMSO, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997. ISBN 0 11 290499 8
  • Lipski and Archer, No: 1773.
Other Number
L7. - <u>Delftware</u> (1997) cat. no.
Collection
Accession Number
C.111-1938

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record createdJanuary 29, 2000
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