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Basket and cover

Basket and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1810-1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Spode Ceramic Works (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with a smear glaze and white sprigged decoration in relief

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2603&A-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case D1, shelf 3 []

The white stonewares made in Staffordshire in the early 19th century demonstrate consummate potting skills. They often contain some porcelain ingredients and are slightly translucent. They use the sprigged Neo-classical ornament that Josiah Wedgwood pioneered. But they were given a new range of ground colours to suit the taste of the time, including ginger, pale blue and mint green.

Physical description

Flower basket and cover of brown stoneware with a smear glaze and white sprigged decoration in relief.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)

Date

ca. 1810-1820 (made)

Artist/maker

Spode Ceramic Works (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with a smear glaze and white sprigged decoration in relief

Marks and inscriptions

'SPODE'
Impressed

Dimensions

Height: 6.4 cm, Diameter: 11.1 cm

Object history note

Given by Mr. Battam, Art Director of Messrs. Copeland's works. Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street.

Descriptive line

Flower basket and cover of brown stoneware with a smear glaze and white sprigged decoration, Spode Ceramic Works, Stoke-on-Trent, ca. 1810-1820.

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

Hildyard, Robin. European Ceramics. London : V&A Publications, 1999. 144 p., ill. ISBN 185177260X

Labels and date

Basket and cover
Made at the factory of Josiah Spode, Stoke-on-Trent, about 1810-20
Mark: 'SPODE', impressed
Stoneware

2603&A-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [23/05/2008]

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Sprigged; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Floral scrolls; Perforated; Bacchanal

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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