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English Delftware charger with a cat, an owl and a monkey

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An image of English Delftware. Charger/Dish. Formerly attributed to London, but probably made at Brislington Pottery, near Bristol. Circular with curved sides and slightly everted rim, standing on a footring. On the front are a cat, an owl and a monkey wearing top-knots and tippets, the last holding a mirror. Above is the title of a ballad: ` The Alo¬mode or ye Maidens Mode Admir'd & Cont¬inue'd By ye Ape Owl & Mistris Puss', and the date, 1688. Below are the verses of the ballad. The lower part of the design is painted with triangles to resemble a tiled floor. The edge is encircled by a narrow manganese-purple line and blue dashes. On the back, in a square, is a cross imposed over a fainter St Andrew cross. Dark buff earthenware, moulded, the front tin-glazed duck-egg blue, and painted in blue, manganese-purple and a little yellow high-temperature (metallic oxide) colours; the reverse covered with lead-glaze which is tinged with green; the footring is pierced by a hole, height, whole, 8.3 cm, diameter, whole, 39 cm, dated 1688. James II.

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English Delftware. Charger/Dish. Formerly attributed to London, but probably made at Brislington Pottery, near Bristol. Circular with curved sides and slightly everted rim, standing on a footring. On the front are a cat, an owl and a monkey wearing top-knots and tippets, the last holding a mirror. Above is the title of a ballad: ` The Alo¬mode or ye Maidens Mode Admir'd & Cont¬inue'd By ye Ape Owl & Mistris Puss', and the date, 1688. Below are the verses of the ballad. The lower part of the design is painted with triangles to resemble a tiled floor. The edge is encircled by a narrow manganese-purple line and blue dashes. On the back, in a square, is a cross imposed over a fainter St Andrew cross. Dark buff earthenware, moulded, the front tin-glazed duck-egg blue, and painted in blue, manganese-purple and a little yellow high-temperature (metallic oxide) colours; the reverse covered with lead-glaze which is tinged with green; the footring is pierced by a hole, height, whole, 8.3 cm, diameter, whole, 39 cm, dated 1688. James II.

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  • Accession Number: C.1443-1928
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 973 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 377.76kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2009:08:17 15:08:23

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17th Century Artist/Maker Brislington Pottery Date Delftware Department English English Delftware Fitz_AA Material Medium Object Type Other Keywords Predominant Colours Restoration Stewart Period Stuart Period Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd animals ape ballad birds blue bun cape cats charger circular dish earthenware glazed hair headdress lead-glazed monkeys moulded night vaile owls painted poets pottery round social commentary society songs tiled tiled floor tin-glazed tippet top-knot verses writing written

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