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Wall Platter Type 1, No. 1143 The Elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water: C.20-1998

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Wall Platter Type 1, No. 1143 The Elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water

Maker(s)

Production: Washington, R. J.

Entities

Categories

Description

Yellowish-buff stoneware, hand formed, with applied strips of brown clay, and decoration in brown, cream, and turquoise-green slips (engobes), and multi-fired from 1280 degrees centigrade to 800 degrees centigrade. A D-shaped piece of clay folded up at the sides and back to form a tray shape. Decorated on the flat surface with a fence (?) with a sun behind it, and water in front of it.

Notes

History note: The potter's studio

Legal notes

Given by Mrs S.M. Washington, the potter's widow

Measurements and weight

Depth: 39.5 cm
Height: 9.2 cm
Width: 34.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Little Baddow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998-10-12) by Washington, S. M.

Dating

20th Century, Late#
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1986

School or Style

Contemporary Craft
Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( brown, cream, and turquoise-green)

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Hand-forming : Yellowish-buff stoneware, hand formed, with applied strips of brown clay, and decoration in brown, cream, and turquoise-green slips (engobes), and multi-fired
Firing (heating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 4/5
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: RW86
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: 1143
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.20-1998
Primary reference Number: 28681
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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