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Dish drainer: C.8-1991

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Maker(s)

Wedgwood (Factory)

Description

White earthenware with slightly blue tinted glaze, transfer-printed in dark brown. Circular, very slightly convex, pierced by a large central hole and three concentric circles of smaller holes. In the centre there is a Chinese scene with a junk and a smaller boat on a lake, buildings, two men standing on the shore, trees, and distant hills. Round the edge there is a floral border.

Notes

History note: Robert and Elizabeth Hirsch

Legal notes

Given from the Robert and Elizabeth Hirsch Collection

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36.1 cm
Height: 2.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Circa 1830 - 1840

Note

Josiah Wedgwood & Sons

The pattern is similar in style to Wedgwood's brown 'Chinese Temples' pattern of c. 1832, see Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, London, 1989, II, p. 341, pl. 480, which has a B painted in brown.

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Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

White earthenware Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware with slightly blue tinted glaze, transfer-printed in dark brown
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

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

Inscription present: ?

  • Text: P
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 17
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: B
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed in brown
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: '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. The donors' initials and the numbers of their adjacent houses in Newnham.

  • Text: ROBERT & ELIZABETH HIRSCH . COLLECTION', 'R/No 18', 'E/No 17'
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Circular collectors' label printed in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-1991
Primary reference Number: 11978
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 August 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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