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Shell Dish: C.8F-1977

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Titles

Shell Dish

Maker(s)

Spode (Factory)
After Kirk, Thomas (Engraver)

Description

White earthenware, transfer-printed underglaze in blue with Greek pattern

White earthenware transfer-printed underglaze in blue. This nine-sided dish has seven slightly scalloped edges and two deeply scalloped right-hand edges, to which the twisted shell handles are attached. There is a small, indented rim to the top of each indented edge, deep sides and a flat centre. The dish stands on three, moulded, spiral feet. Decorated with a small, uneven, nine-sided medallion enclosing a seated figure holding a leafed branch or wand and a standing, female figure turning away, reserved in a blue ground and bordered by a circle of four-petalled flowers between two scalloped lines. The deep rim is decorated with two urns, to the north and south of the medallion and two shaped reserves, to the east and west, each featuring classical scenes. The spaces between the urns and reserves are decorated with fruit and flowers, all reserved in a blue ground.

Notes

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

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.8 cm
Length: 15 cm
Width: 16 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ 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 CE

Note

The Greek pattern service designs 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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8F-1977
Primary reference Number: 76317
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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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