Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory
Soft-paste porcelain plaque, transfer-printed and painted underglaze in blue with a Chinese scene.
Soft-paste porcelain plaque, moulded and pierced with a suspension hole, and transfer-printed and painted underglaze in blue. The plaque is of flat rectangular shape. It is printed with a man crossing a bridge between two houses on islands, with sampans beneath. It is inscribed in script 'When this you see Remember/me and bear me in your mind/lett all the world sea what sea what thay/will spaeek of me as you find' (sic). The scroll-moulded border is picked out in blue, and the reverse is inscribed in script 'Rueth (?) Auckland 1779'.
History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge
Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest
Height: 11.4 cm
Width: 16.6 cm
Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr
No other rectangular plaque of this type appears to be recorded. In view of the inscription it seems likely that this was made to commemorate a betrothal or marriage. The authenticity of the plaque has been questioned.
Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
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