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Plate: The Boar and the Wolf: C.81-1992

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Titles

Plate: The Boar and the Wolf

Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)
Uncertain Unknown (Printer)
Uncertain Battersea Enamel Manufactory (Printer)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware plate, transfer-printed in red in the middle with a scene from Aesop's fable, The Boar and the Wolf.

White salt-glazed stoneware, press-moulded and transfer-printed in red. Circular with a wavy shaped edge, sloping rim moulded with a trellis pattern interrupted by six pairs of foliage sprays, and shallow well. The middle is decorated with a scene from Aesop's Fable of the Boar and the Wolf. The rim is outlined in reddish-brown enamel.

Notes

History note: Jonathan Horne Antiques, 66c Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BY

Legal notes

Purchased with the G.H.W. Rylands Fund.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19.1 cm
Height: 1.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England
  • Birmingham ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1992) by Jonathan Horne Antiques

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 1760 CE

Note

Printed by an outside decorator, probably in Liverpool, London or Birmingham. Finds of painted fragments derived from prints which were also copied on printed salt-glazed stoneware plates, suggests that at least some of them were printed at the Battersea Enamel Manufactory at York House, but these were not Fable subjects.

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamel ( reddish-brown) ceramic printing colour ( red)

Materials used in production

Salt-glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White salt-glazed stoneware, moulded and transfer-printed in red.
Salt-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular yellow sticker

  • Text: 211
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Label

Inscription present: circular sticker

  • Text: 896
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Printed in red
  • Label

Inscription present: square with dark blue border (resembling a tile), printed with the vendor's name and address

  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.81-1992
Primary reference Number: 81784
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2016 Last processed: Saturday 20 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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