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Dessert Plate: C.8H-1977

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Dessert Plate


Factory: Copeland & Garrett
Engraver: Kirk, Thomas (After)




White earthenware, transfer-printed underglaze in blue, with Greek pattern.

White earthenware, moulded in New Indented shape, transfer-printed underglaze in blue. The plate has eight, slight indentations on the edge, a narrow concave rim, shallow sides and a flat centre. Decorated with a central medallion, enclosing a Greek rider on horseback, with sword and shield, being presented a laurel wreath by a winged, female figure, reserved in a blue ground and bordered by a circle of four-petalled flowers between two, scalloped lines. The rim is decorated with four urns between four, shaped reserves, each featuring classical scenes. The spaces between the urns and reserves are decorated with fruit and flowers, reserved in a blue ground.


History note: History of object unknown before donor, Mrs H.D. Weatherhead

Legal notes

Given by Mrs H.D. Weatherhead in memory of her son, A.J.B. Weatherhead, Clare College, Cambridge

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.2 cm
Height: 2.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1977-04-21) by Weatherhead, H. D., Mrs


19th Century, Mid#
Circa 1833 - 1847


The Greek pattern service designs were derived from 'Outlines of the Figures and Compositions upon the Greek, Roman and Etruscan Vases of the late Sir William Hamilton, with engraved borders. Drawn and engraved by the late Mr Kirk, 1804. The Greek pattern design was introduced in 1806 and continued during the Copeland & Garrett period, 1833-1847.

School or Style

Greek Revival

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, moulded, and transfer-printed underglaze in blue
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8H-1977
Primary reference Number: 76319
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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