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Acquired in 1965 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Cantle, Thomas
attributions_note
bibliography
Archer, Michael. Delftware: The Tin-Glazed Earthenware of the British Isles. A Catalogue of the Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: The Stationery Office, 1997. p.151, Cat. No.B.73. ISBN 0 11 290499 8
collection_code
CER
credit
Bequeathed by Prof. F. H. Garner
date_end
1758-12-31
date_start
1749-01-01
date_text
ca. 1754 (made)
descriptive_line
Delftware plate, painted with panels of Chinese figures in landscapes. British (Bristol), ca.1754.
dimensions
Diameter: 23 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
English Delftware (Rijksmuseum 23/03/1973-08/07/1983)
gallery
British Galleries, room 52d
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Mr C.J. Lomax. Professor F.H. Garner Bequest, 1965. Exhibited: Rijksmuseum, No: 110. Probably made at the pottery of Thomas Cantle, Temple Back, Bristol
id
10928
label
British Galleries: This plate was made in imitation of Chinese blue and white porcelain, which was imported from China in large quantities after 1700. It would have been much cheaper than Chinese porcelain. An opaque glaze conceals a buff pottery body. The painter achieved the speckled effect by spraying a pigment through a straw. [27/03/2003]
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:57:45.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:57:45.000Z
latitude
51.453265
location
British Galleries, room 52d, case 6
longitude
-2.586709
marks
materials
tin-glazed earthenware
materials_techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware, painted
museum_number
C.78-1965
museum_number_token
c781965
object_number
O8067
object_type
Plate
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The front is covered with powdered manganese-purple, with the exception of five reserved panels of Chinese figures standing in landscapes, holding a stick or fishing, all in blue. Body colour: Buff. Glaze: Greyish white. Many small white dots in the glaze, particularly visible in painted areas. Shape: Shape M with slightly more upturned flange. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)
place
Temple Back
primary_image_id
2006AM5805
production_note
Attribution based on a similar dated example (see references: Archer).
production_type
public_access_description
Object Type During the 18th century, ceramic plates gained in popularity over those made from pewter. Cheaper than porcelain, though offering similar decorative possibilities, delftware (English-made, tin-glazed earthenware) was a popular choice. This stylishly decorated delftware plate, dating from the mid-1750s, probably represents the high-point in the fashionability of the material. However, delftware was already facing competition from the white salt-glazed stonewares of Staffordshire, and both were soon to be eclipsed by creamware. Decoration The single most important influence on the decoration of English delftware was porcelain from East Asia. From the early 17th century to the very end of the 18th century, a succession of Chinese and Japanese painting styles and motifs were adopted by potters in England. Imports of Chinese porcelain during the 17th century provided prototypes that were copied more or less faithfully, but from around 1680, an English Chinoiserie style began to emerge, with pottery painters inventing their own simplifications, abstractions and patterns. Both the central motif of this plate and its powdered pigment border show an East Asian influence.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
plate-cantle-thomas
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
painting (image-making), glazed
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1758
year_start
1749