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Painted dish: C.25-1985

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Painted dish

Maker(s)

Factory: Royal Doulton

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Description

Octagonal earthenware dish, transfer-printed in black and painted underglaze in polychrome with a little girl seated in a landscape

Cream earthenware, painted in blue, green, yellow, dark pink and brown, over small central transfer in black, and in dark green enamel, Octagonal with integral semi-circular handles on opposing sides, sloping sides and flat base. In the middle, a painting of a little girl with a basket, seated in a field with a tree on the right and two on the left; on the sides, the tops of trees and rooks sketched in brown. There is a narrow green line round the scene and a wider green on the rim. The underside is unpainted and glazed.

Legal notes

Given by David Scrase, Keeper of Paintings and Drawings.

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.8 cm
Height: 1.5 in
Width: 19.6 cm
Width: 7.75 in

Relative size of this object

19.6 cm1.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1985) by Scrase, David E.

Dating

20th century
Circa 1930 CE - Circa 1935 CE

Note

Doulton, founded c.1815, originally made utility ceramics, stoneware jugs and ornamental bottles. Decorative stoneware and architectural terracotta were introduced at Lambeth in the mid 1860s, using a wide range of techniques and decorative treatments in producing both unique, artist-signed, and limited edition pieces. The Burslem factory opened in the 1880s, producing earthenware and bone china, including dinner services and other household items. In 1901, Edward VII granted the Royal warrant to the factory.

The dish perhaps comes from a nursery rhyme series, and may have been part of a dinnerware or tea set. Doulton produced a variety of series ware, from the early twentieth century, usually decorated using a 'print and tint technique' where the outine was printed onto the piece and then colours filled in by hand. The date mark indicates that the body is earthenware and the design was probably introduced in 1914. However, the factory mark on this dish is recorded only from c.1923, and was in general use from 1932, suggesting that this example was probably made in the 1930s.

School or Style

Art Deco

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel

Materials used in production

Glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Cream earthenware, transfer-printed in brown and black and painted underglaze in blue, green, yellow, dark pink and brown and in dark green enamel.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Factory logo: rosette with ‘MADE IN ENGLAND /ROYAL DOULTON ENGLAND’ with crown surmounted by lion above. Printed in black.

  • Text: MADE IN ENGLAND /ROYAL DOULTON ENGLAND
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: D 3812/1
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in brown
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.25-1985
Primary reference Number: 73650
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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