Basin

ca. 1755 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Basin of soft-paste porcelain. The outside is moulded in the form of overlapping cabbage-leaves; the inside is painted in enamels with an apple, insects and sprays of flowers concealing defects in the porcelain.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in enamels
Brief Description
Basin, soft-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in enamels, Longton Hall porcelain factory, Staffordshire, ca. 1755
Physical Description
Basin of soft-paste porcelain. The outside is moulded in the form of overlapping cabbage-leaves; the inside is painted in enamels with an apple, insects and sprays of flowers concealing defects in the porcelain.
Dimensions
  • Height: 8.3cm
  • Diameter: 18.7cm
Marks and Inscriptions
The sign of the planet Mercury (Incised)
Credit line
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
Object history
Tested and found phosphatic (Registered Document No. 142).
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
2874-1901

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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