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

Stand

ca. 1790 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Tray or stand of soft-paste porcelain paintedin enamels. Octagonal and supported on four legs in the form of lion's feet. In the middle is a deep round well surrounded by eight oval ones. The central well is painted with a shield. Above are ribbons and festoons and inscribed with 'A present from Yarmouth'. The edges of the wells are dotted in brown and a brown border surrounds the outer edge.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels
Brief description
Tray or stand of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, made by Lowestoft porcelain factory, Lowestoft, and decorated by William Absolon in Great Yarmouth, ca. 1790.
Physical description
Tray or stand of soft-paste porcelain paintedin enamels. Octagonal and supported on four legs in the form of lion's feet. In the middle is a deep round well surrounded by eight oval ones. The central well is painted with a shield. Above are ribbons and festoons and inscribed with 'A present from Yarmouth'. The edges of the wells are dotted in brown and a brown border surrounds the outer edge.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 10.8cm
Marks and inscriptions
'A present from Yarmouth' (Inscribed)
Credit line
Given by Mr L. Huth
Historical context
Previously identified as an egg stand. The depressions, however, are too small for hens' eggs. According to Godden (see References) this example is unique.
Production
Date given by John Howell in 1981
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic reference
Godden, Geoffrey A. Lowestoft Porcelains, 2nd ed., Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club, 1985, p. 203
Collection
Accession number
C.751-1936

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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