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Plate with game centre - 1875

Plate with game centre
    Plate with game centre

This majolica dessert plate has been decorated with a hand-painted deign of a game bird. The edge is pierced, creating a highly decorative piece. The plate is Louis XV shape.

This majolica dessert plate has been decorated with a hand-painted deign of a game bird. The edge is pierced, and printed in majolica colours, creating a highly decorative piece. The plate is Louis XV shape.

  • Type of object: Dessert ware/plate
  • Mark: T
    JCD
    WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1875
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: hand-painted, majolica, pierced
  • Accession number: 9025
  • Dimensions: 230 mm (diameter), 23 mm (height)

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  • Thomas Allen Attributed to

    Thomas Allen - Attributed to (1831 - 1915)

    Allen was one of the greatest ceramic artists of the 19th century studying at Somerset House and South Kensington. On returning to Stoke-on-Trent he was employed firstly by the Minton factory, then he joined Wedgwood around late 1875 or early 1876. He had a considerable reputation as a figure painter, and possessed an immense amount of knowledge concerning the tile industry. Under Allen's influence the output and range of studio- and art wares grew greatly, and he was particularly renowned for his production of new tableware designs.

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  • Majolica

    Majolica

    Majolica ware consists of an earthenware body which can be cast or moulded into a wide variety of shapes (including umbrella stands, garden pots, salad bowls etc.) and which is then decorated with a selection of oxide-rich opaque glazes of varying hues. Produced at the old Etruria factory between 1860 and 1910, Majolica proved to be particularly popular with the Victorians.