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Willow Pattern Plate: C.742-2016

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Willow Pattern Plate

Maker(s)

Production: Wessex Collection

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Description

White ceramic plate, printed in blue with the 'Willow Pattern'. Wessex Collection. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

White ceramic body, moulded, and printed underglaze in blue. Circular with a slightly wavy edge, sloping rim with slanting fluting, shallow sides and flat centre, with a raised ring on the reverse. The flat area is occupied by the Willow Pattern with three figures on the bridge and two bvirds flying overhead. This is surrounded by a border comprising four wide V shapes enclosing a rectangular motif with incut corners, alternating with panels of ribbon diaper. The rim has a broad dense border comprising panels, plants, rectangular and circular motifs, with a small diaper patterned background, and round the edge, radiating rows of tiny circles.

Notes

History note: Purchased by the donor in an antique shop in Ely

Legal notes

Given by Professor T. V. Buttrey

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 25.5 cm
Height: 2.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2016-07-11) by Buttrey, T. V., Prof.

Dating

Early 21st Century
Elizabeth II
Circa 2000 CE - 2015 CE

Note

This plate is made of a tough hybrid ceramic body by mechanized processes, and is able to withstand being washed in a dishwasher or being put in a microwave oven. It reproduces the traditional Willow Pattern design, which can be seen on a Copeland plate C.741-2016.

School or Style

Chinoiserie

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

white toughened ceramic Pottery

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White ceramic body in blue
Glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: no capitals in wessex collection which is nenclosed by a rectangle with a line below it

  • Text: wessex collection/Made in England/Dishwasher & Microwave Safe
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.742-2016
Primary reference Number: 209480
Entry form number: 1315
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 27 October 2016 Updated: Wednesday 15 March 2017 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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