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Pecten shell dish: C.118-1933

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood

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Description

White earthenware (whiteware) decorated with lustre (iron, platinum and gold) applied with a feather to produce a grey, pink and orange variegated effect on both sides. The dish is in the form of the shell pecten japonicum.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

The Rev. A.V. Valentine-Richards Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 2 cm
Length: 20.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-04-05) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev

Dating

George III
Regency
Circa 1810 - 1825

Note

Whiteware was a new body introduced in 1805, it was used for transfer-printed wares and for variegated lustre. See Documentation, des Fontaines 1990.The form is illustrated in the Wedgwood Queen's ware Shape Book (Wedgwood Museum no. 5291), p. 58v, 'V', Pecten japonicum. See Documentation.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lustre ( gold, platinum, iron)

Materials used in production

White earthenware
Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware (whiteware) decorated with lustre (iron, platinum and gold) applied with a feather to produce a grey, pink and orange variegated effect on both sides.

Inscription or legends present

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

Inscription present: or 'V'

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.118-1933
Primary reference Number: 11985
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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