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Octagonal bread pan: C.2-1915

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Wedgwood (Factory)

Description

White earthenware transfer-printed in dark brown (almost black) and painted underglaze in blue and onglaze in red and green enamels, and gilt. Rectangular with cut corners, straight sides, and two small curved solid handles. Decorated overall with 'Chrysanthemum' pattern, with gilt bands round the upper and lower edges and gilt handles.

Notes

History note: Collection of Swann Hurrell, 30 Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge and from 1891, St Leonard’s (d. 1897); his niece, Miss Emily Beales, ‘Hurrell’, St Leonard’s.

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm
Length: 34.2 cm
Width: 20.3 cm

Relative size of this object

34.2 cm8.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1915-06-26) by Beales, Emily, Miss

Dating

George III
Production date: circa AD 1810

Note

Chrysanthemum pattern was introduced in April or May 1808 in four versions, and was originally printed in brown for enamelling. It is an example of the influence of Japanese Imari style porcelains and their English imitations. See Documentation.

This form is described as a 'Bread Pan, Octagonal' in the 1802 Pattern Shape Book (3065-61), p. 77, No. 1176.

School or Style

Imari

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red and green painted onglaze) gold

Materials used in production

White earthenware Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware transfer-printed in dark brown (almost black) and painted underglaze in blue and onglaze in red and green enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in large capitals

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 'S' over 'S'
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 117
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: B
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in yellow
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: a crescent underglaze in blue

  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1915
Primary reference Number: 11897
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 January 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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