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Dish drainer: C.6-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood

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Description

Cream-coloured earthenware, painted in purple, two shades of green, and brown enamel-colours. Oval, pierced by a large central hole, and spaced smaller holes. Round the edge, between two narrow brown lines, there is a border of vine branches bearing bunches of grapes, and, on the rim, a broader brown line.

Notes

History note: Robert and Elizabeth Hirsch Collection

Legal notes

Given from the Robert and Elizabeth Hirsch Collection

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.6 cm
Length: 38.7 cm
Width: 27.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1991-01-21) by Robert and Elizabeth Hirsch Collection

Dating

George III
18th Century, Late
Circa 1785 CE - 1800 CE

Note

For the pattern, 'Purple Vine', see Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, London, 1989, I, p. 292, pls. 350-52, a mug, a jug, and a mug, dated to c. 1785-90, all in the City Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley. Large drainers were difficult to make and undamaged specimens from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century are rare.

Josiah Wedgwood I or Wedgwood & Byerley

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( purple, two shades of green, and brown)

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze
Cream-coloured earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Cream-coloured earthenware, painted in purple, two shades of green, and brown enamel-colours
Piercing
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 18
  • Location: On the underside
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: Circular label printed in black. 'ROBERT & ELIZABETH HIRSCH . COLLECTION' reserved in a black border, surrounding in left top quarter 'R/No 18' over grapes, and in the right top quarter, 'E/No 17' over two fish, with a border of dots and short lines round the lower half.

  • Text: 'ROBERT & ELIZABETH HIRSCH . COLLECTION' 'R/No 18' 'E/No 17'
  • Location: On the underside
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6-1991
Primary reference Number: 11795
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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