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Plate: C.510-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware plate decorated in scratch blue with flowering plants and the initials 'H B'

White stoneware, press-moulded, decorated in scratch blue technique, and salt-glazed. Circular with a wavy, alternately curved and indented edge (silver shape), broad rim, shallow sloping sides and flat centre. The rim is moulded in relief with six panels of the seed or barley corn pattern. The well is decorated in scratch-blue with two different flowering plants perhaps chrysanthemum and peony, placed asymetrically with between them the initials 'H B'.

Notes

History note: Cyril Andrade; his sale, Puttick & Simpson, 23 October 1925, lot 77, bought for £5 5s.0d. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24 cm
Height: 2.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 - 1760

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt oxide Surface composed of salt-glaze Whole Surface

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : White stoneware, press-moulded, and decorated in scratch blue before salt-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label with cut corners and dark blue line running round the edge

  • Text: 4639/English white/saltgalze plate/.... edge/..../....border........rest illegible
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.510-1928
Primary reference Number: 75343
Old object number: 4639
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 23 November 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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