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Serving Dish: C.8B-1977

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Object information

Titles

Serving Dish

Maker(s)

Spode (Factory)
After Kirk, Thomas (Engraver)

Description

White earthenware transfer-printed underglaze in blue with Greek Pattern, White earthenware dish moulded with an indented rim, slightly scalloped edge, shallow, sloping sides and a flat centre. Decorated in the centre with an inset, oblong medallion, depicting a male figure on a winged horse, hunting a lion, looked on by two, robed figures, bordered by four-petalled flowers between two scalloped lines and all reserved in a blue ground. The sides and rim are decorated with four urns between four, shaped reserves, each depicting classical scenes. The spaces between the urns and reserves are decorated with fruit and flowers, reserved in a blue ground.

Notes

History note: History of object unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs H.D. Weatherhead in memory of her son, A.J.B. Weatherhead, Clare College, Cambridge

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.5 cm
Length: 24 cm
Width: 32 cm

Relative size of this object

32 cm3.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1977-04-21) by Weatherhead, H. D., Mrs

Dating

Early 19th Century
Circa 1806 CE - 1833 1833 CE

Note

The designs for the Greek pattern service were derived from 'Outlines from the Figures and Compositions upon the Greek, Roman and Etruscan Vases of the late Sir William Hamilton, with engraved borders. Drawn and engraved by the late Mr Kirk', 1804. The Greek pattern was introduced in 1806.

School or Style

Greek Revival

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, transfer-printed underglaze in blue
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8B-1977
Primary reference Number: 76313
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Dish" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/76313 Accessed: 2022-01-19 16:39:19

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