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Dinner Plate: C.8G-1977

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Current Location: In storage


Dinner Plate


Factory: Spode
Engraver: Kirk, Thomas (After)




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

White earthenware, moulded in New Indented shape, transfer-printed underglaze in blue. The plate has eight, slight indentations on the edge, a narrow concave rim, shallow sides and a flat centre. Decorated with a central medallion, enclosing Zeus holding a thunderbolt, riding a chariot pulled by four horses, reserved in a blue ground and borderd by a circle of four-petalled flowers, between two scalloped lines. The rim is decorated with four urns between four shaped reserves, each featuring classical scenes. The spaces between the urns and reserves are decorated with fruit and flowers, all reserved in a blue ground.


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

Diameter: 25.2 cm
Height: 2.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ 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 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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt

Materials used in production

probably lead-glaze Glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, moulded, glazed, and transfer-printed under glaze in blue
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8G-1977
Primary reference Number: 76318
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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