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Bone china plate, commissioned by The National Art Collections Fund, designed by Peter Blake - After 1989

Bone china plate, commissioned by The National Art Collections Fund, designed by Peter Blake
    Bone china plate, commissioned by The National Art Collections Fund, designed by Peter Blake

The National Art Collections Fund initiated a series of Art Plates as part of a series of commissions of contemporary art in aid of its Modern Art Fund. In 1989 and again in 1990, the Fund commissioned two collections of contemporary prints by distinguished artists. The artists commissioned for this new series of six limited edition plates included Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Bruce McLean, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and John Piper. The project was sponsored by Glaxo and Wedgwood produced the plates.

The National Art Collections Fund initiated a series of Art Plates as part of a series of commissions of contemporary art in aid of its Modern Art Fund. In 1989 and again in 1990, the Fund commissioned two collections of contemporary prints by distinguished artists. The artists commissioned for this new series of six limited edition plates included Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Bruce McLean, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and John Piper. The project was sponsored by Glaxo and Wedgwood produced the plates. Peter Blakes plate entitled Demonstrations is decorated to the central panel and border, with images from Edwardian encyclopedias and instruction manuals, which have been applied through lithograph, a gilt edge-line has also been applied as part of the decoration. Body is made from fine bone china with a clear glaze applied.

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/plates and platters
  • Mark: .One of an edition of 500 in a series of six designs.
    commissioned by The National Art Collection Fund & Wedgwood
    (Portland Vase)
    WEDGWOOD®
    Bone China
    MADE IN ENGLAND
    'DEMONSTRATIONS'
    Peter Blake
    [printed facsimile signature]
    © Peter Blake
    National
    Art Collections
    Fund
    Decorative art object. Not for food use. Unusual colour pigments may contaminate food
    [printed in gold]
  • Year produced: After 1989
  • Body: Bone china
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: lithographed, edge-lined
  • Accession number: 11429
  • Dimensions: 310 mm (diameter), 15 mm (height)

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    Peter Blake began his art school training at Gravesend School of Art. After completing his national service in the RAF, he entered the Royal College of Art where he developed his interest in pictorial by-products, 'pop' art. His best known commission is the collage album cover for the Beatles Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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  • The National Art Collections Fund

    The National Art Collections Fund

    The Art Fund (formerly the National Art Collections Fund) is an independent membership-based British charity, which raises funds to aid the acquisition of artworks for the nation. It gives grants and acts as a channel for many gifts and bequests, as well as lobbying on behalf of museums and galleries and their users. The Fund relies on members' subscriptions and public donations for funds and does not receive funding from the government or the National Lottery.

    The Art Fund sponsors the museum of the year award (known as the Gulbenkian Prize from 2003 to 2007 and the Art Fund Prize from 2008 to 2012). This is a £100,000 prize awarded annually to the museum or gallery that had the most imaginative, innovative or popular project during the previous year. In 2009 the Wedgwood Museum won this award.