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Merryman Plate: C.9-2001

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Merryman Plate

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified (Uncertain)

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware 'Merryman Plate', painted in blue with an inscription surrounded by winged deer's heads, swags and scrollings Cs.

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed, and painted in blue. There is a distinct peg mark and two smaller marks on the back of the rim. Octagonal with incurved edges, sloping sides and shallow circular well. Decorated in the centre with the inscription '2/Let him doe/all what he kan', with above, a crown, below, a winged cherub's head flanked by C-scrolls with three dependant tassels, and on each side, a winged deer's head facing outwards with a C-scroll below, all enclosed by two narrow concentric circles round the edge of the well.

Notes

History note: John Hext, Exeter; his wife, Jean M. Hext.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Jean M. Hext

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.3 cm
Width: 19.2 cm

Relative size of this object

19.2 cm2.3 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2001) by Hext, Jean M.

Dating

Late 17th Century
William III and Mary II
Circa 1690 - Circa 1700

Note

Accessioned as English, but probably Dutch

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( cobalt-blue)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed, painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 2/Let him doe/all what he kan
  • Location: In the centre
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: a rectangular paper label

  • Text: Crouch ware abt 1690/Burslem P 150 [?] Marryat
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in faded black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9-2001
Primary reference Number: 29490
Entry form number: 153
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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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