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Oval Dish: C.8D-1977

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Current Location: In storage


Oval Dish


Factory: Spode
Engraver: Kirk, Thomas (After)




White earthenware transfer-printed underglaze in blue with Greek pattern. Moulded oval dish with pronounced, scalloped border, deep sides and flat, oval centre; on the reverse the footrim is also shaped in the same design as the edges of the dish. In the centre is a scalloped medallion design, decorated with male and female figures presenting offerings to a seated, female figure, holding a vase. To the left of the medallion is a large vase and to the right a covered dish, all are bordered by four-petalled flowers between two scalloped lines, all reserved in a blue ground, the outside edge of the dish is also bordered with this same, geometric design. The sides of the dish are decorated with four urns between four, shaped reserves, each with classical scenes and the spaces between them are decorated with fruit and flowers, reserved in a blue ground.


History note: History of object unknown before donor, Mrs. H.D. Weatherhead

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.4 cm
Length: 19.5 cm
Width: 27 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Early#
Circa 1806 CE - 1833 CE


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 design 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

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8D-1977
Primary reference Number: 76315
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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