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A work made of lead-glazed earthenware.
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  • A work made of lead-glazed earthenware.

Date:

1750/65

Artist:

England, Staffordshire

About this artwork

The colors on this plate resulted from the combination of metallic oxides of manganese, cobalt, copper, iron, and antimony prepared as liquid slip. These were sponged onto the body of the plate and covered with a clear lead glaze. When the plate was fired, the colors bled together to achieve a tortoiseshell effect. By 1760 Americans were importing a range of fashionable tortoiseshell dining wares; these remained popular throughout the third quarter of the 18th century.

Status

On View, Gallery 166

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Whieldon Pottery

Title

Plate

Place

Staffordshire (Object made in)

Date

1750–1765

Medium

Lead-glazed earthenware

Dimensions

Diam.: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Amelia Blanxius Collection, gift of Emma B. Hodge and Jene E. Bell

Reference Number

1912.922

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