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Plate - The Sheep and the Crow

The Sheep and the Crow

  • Object:

    Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)
    Liverpool (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)
    Sadler and Green (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware transfer-printed with red enamel over the glaze and painted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1135/J-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case I, shelf 5

Physical description

Plate of earthenware transfer-printed with red enamel over the glaze, with a wavy edge and outlined in green. Printed with the 'The Sheep and the Crow' from Aesop's Fables, and has a square rococo border, and the print is represented as suspended from a knotted ribbon by festoons of husk-pattern painted in green. Detached sprays of flowers are printed on the rim.

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)
Liverpool (printed)

Date

ca. 1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)
Sadler and Green (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware transfer-printed with red enamel over the glaze and painted

Marks and inscriptions

'WEDGWOOD' and a tool mark
Impressed

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.4 cm

Object history note

One of twelve plates 414:1135/A to L-1885 (Sch. II 401A to L).

Descriptive line

Plate 'The Sheep and the Crow' of earthenware transfer-printed with red enamel over the glaze, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd., Etruria, printed by Sadler and Green, Liverpool, ca 1775.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Towner, Donald. Creamware. London : Faber & Faber, 1978. 61 p., pl. 20a & p. 64.

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Transfer printed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Sheep; Flowers; Festoons; Crow

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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