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Dish with the head of Charles II in the Boscobel Oak

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An image of Charger/dish. The Head of Charles II in an Oak Tree. Talor, William (active second half of 17th century, Staffordshire). Charles II's head in the Boscobel Oak flanked by a lion and a unicorn. Circular with a broad slightly sloping rim, concave sides, and flat central area. The well is decorated with the head of Charles II in the Boscobel Oak flanked by a lion rampant and a unicorn. On the rim there is a trellis border with a panel at the bottom containing the name 'WILLIAM TALOR'. Pale red earthenware, thrown, coated in cream slip, slip-trailed in cream, dark red-brown, and pale orange slips, and lead-glazed, the reverse is unglazed. Width, whole, 44 cm, circa 1660-1680.

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Charger/dish. The Head of Charles II in an Oak Tree. Talor, William (active second half of 17th century, Staffordshire). Charles II's head in the Boscobel Oak flanked by a lion and a unicorn. Circular with a broad slightly sloping rim, concave sides, and flat central area. The well is decorated with the head of Charles II in the Boscobel Oak flanked by a lion rampant and a unicorn. On the rim there is a trellis border with a panel at the bottom containing the name 'WILLIAM TALOR'. Pale red earthenware, thrown, coated in cream slip, slip-trailed in cream, dark red-brown, and pale orange slips, and lead-glazed, the reverse is unglazed. Width, whole, 44 cm, circa 1660-1680.

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  • Accession Number: C.216-1928
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/16.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1005 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 1.18MB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 16/1

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17th Century Boscobel Oak charger Charles II circular dish earthenware English Fitz_AA glazed House of Stuart KIng Charles II kings lead-glazed lion rampant lions monarchs monarchy oak tree orange Restoration round royal royalty rulers signature signed slip slipware Stewart Period Stuart Period thrown trees trellis unicorn William Talor

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