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Side plate: C.23-1915

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Wedgwood (Factory)

Description

Very pale cream earthenware printed and painted in red, reddish-brown, green, and yellow enamels and gilt. Circular with narrow sloping border and shallow well. Decorated with 'Japonica' pattern. Gilt line with dots within round the outer edge.

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 on Sea

Legal notes

Given by Miss Emily Beales

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 17.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1915-11-04) by Beales, Emily, Miss

Dating

Late 19th Century
Victoria I
Circa 1875 - 1880

Note

Josiah Wedgwood & Sons

This plate is an example of japonism. The design 'Japonica' was introduced in 1873.

School or Style

Japonism

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, reddish-brown, green, and yellow) gold

Materials used in production

very pale Cream-coloured earthenware Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Very pale cream earthenware printed and painted in red, reddish-brown, green, and yellow enamels and gilt.
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'WEDGWOOD' over 'I' over 'W'

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: 'WEDGWOOD' over 'I' over 'W'

  • Text: I
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: 'WEDGWOOD' over 'I' over 'W'

  • Text: W
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: with three dots below in green

  • Text: A81
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: In green
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.23-1915
Primary reference Number: 11934
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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