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Dessert plate: C.22-1997

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Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Factory: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd
Painter: Allen, Thomas (1813-1915) (Probably)

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Description

Bone china decorated with a nymph child playing a pipe in blue, pale green, dark pink, and pale brown enamels, dark blue ground colour, and etched, transfer-printed, and hand-applied gilding.

Bone china decorated with blue, pale green, dark pink, and pale brown enamels, dark blue ground colour, and etched, transfer-printed, and hand-applied gilding. Octagonal with a slightly raised edge, almost flat rim, and shallow well with curved sides. In the middle is a nymph child playing a pipe. She wears a dark pink, off-one shoulder tunic, and ablue headband. A narrow blue drape billows out to the left of her and curves round to the end on the right. She stands on a vine branch. The edge of the well is encircled by a row of gold dots and a broad gold band etched with Greek Key pattern. The dark blue rim is printed with a repeating design comprising paired outward floriated scrolls with a flower on a stalk between them, and pairs of swags with a circular pendant between them. There are three hand-gilded lines on the rim, with crosses at the angles and halfway along the straight sides.

Legal notes

Given by Jennifer Glynn

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.4 cm
Height: 2.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997) by Glynn, Jenifer

Dating

19th Century, Late#
Victoria I
Production date: AD 1888 : dated 1888

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, pale green, dark pink, and pale brown) gold

Materials used in production

Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china decorated with blue, pale green, dark pink, and pale brown enamels, dark blue ground colour, and etched, transfer-printed, and hand-applied gilding
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'WEDGWOOD' under a Portland Vase, and 'MANUFACTURED FOR/Mortlock's/Oxford Street' in a wreath with '1888' below, all printed in red

  • Text: 'WEDGWOOD', 'MANUFACTURED FOR/Mortlock's/Oxford Street' and '1888'
  • Method of creation: Printed in red
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22-1997
Primary reference Number: 41219
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 September 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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