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Charles II and Catherine of Braganza

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An image of Dish/Charger. Charles II and Catherine of Braganza. Toft, Thomas (British, act.1663-1689). Production Place: Staffordshire. Circular with a broad rim, deep sides, and almost flat centre. Decorated in the middle with busts of a woman with her hair dressed in ringlets and wearing a necklace and a crown, and a man with a long wig, probably Catherine of Braganza and Charles I. Above and between their heads is a rosette, and below, a winged motif. The sides of the well are decorated with a zig-zag slightly curved line forming triangles, and the rim has a trellis border, broken at the bottom by a rectangular panel enclosing the name THOMAS.TOFT. Earthenware, thrown, the front coated with white slip, and slip-trailed in two shades of brown under lead-glaze; reverse unglazed, diameter, whole, 42.5 cm, circa 1662-circa 1685.

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Dish/Charger. Charles II and Catherine of Braganza. Toft, Thomas (British, act.1663-1689). Production Place: Staffordshire. Circular with a broad rim, deep sides, and almost flat centre. Decorated in the middle with busts of a woman with her hair dressed in ringlets and wearing a necklace and a crown, and a man with a long wig, probably Catherine of Braganza and Charles I. Above and between their heads is a rosette, and below, a winged motif. The sides of the well are decorated with a zig-zag slightly curved line forming triangles, and the rim has a trellis border, broken at the bottom by a rectangular panel enclosing the name THOMAS.TOFT. Earthenware, thrown, the front coated with white slip, and slip-trailed in two shades of brown under lead-glaze; reverse unglazed, diameter, whole, 42.5 cm, circa 1662-circa 1685.

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  • Accession Number: C.207-1928
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 810 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 191.13kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 19/1

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