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Acquired in 1985 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Davenport & Co.
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
CER
credit
Bequeathed by Mrs J. Wright
date_end
1860-12-31
date_start
1840-01-01
date_text
1840-1860 (made)
descriptive_line
Ice plate, England (Longport), probably made by Davenport's, 1820-1850, C.165-1985 .
dimensions
Height: 2.5 cm, Diameter: 18.4 cm, Diameter: 9.5 cm base
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
British Galleries, room 125b
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Probably manufactured by the firm of Davenport, Longport, Staffordshire Cyrus Hill, the grandfather of Mrs Wright the donor, worked at the Davenport glass works
id
4471
label
Bequeathed by a descendant of Cyrus Hill, an employee at Davenport's glass works in the mid-19th century. British Galleries: A contemporary writer noted that 'Ice has of late years become very cheap and easily obtained, so that it is constantly used in the kitchen....to prepare ices of cream and water with various flavourings.' Ices, served from shaped moulds on to glass plates, were a popular part of the dessert course. [27/03/2003]
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:33:56.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:33:56.000Z
latitude
53.042
location
British Galleries, room 125b, case 2
longitude
-2.21658
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Wheel-cut glass
museum_number
C.165-1985
museum_number_token
c1651985
object_number
O2895
object_type
Ice plate
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
place
Longport
primary_image_id
2006AM3539
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Object Type This ice plate was one of many types of dish designed to suit a particular food. Extensive glass table services became increasingly popular towards the end of the 19th century, especially with the introduction of machine-pressed glass. This example, however, is decorated by hand with wheel-cut ornament. Materials & Making This piece is made of lead glass. In the 17th century a higher proportion of lead oxide was introduced into glass during manufacture to offset the problems of 'crizzling' (a fine network of tiny internal fissures within the body of the glass). The resultant lead glass was clear and brilliant, and especially suited to cut decoration. Cut patterns are created using rotating disks of various materials and sizes, with a stream of water and an abrasive. First the pattern is painted on the surface and intitially rough-cut. It is then refined with a copper or sandstone wheel, and finally the finished object is polished. Steam-powered wheels were introduced in the early 19th century. People John Davenport (1765-1848) founded his own company in Longport, Staffordshire, in about 1797 to make earthenware, hybrid hard-paste porcelain and bone china; on his death his son William took over and continued trading until 1887. John Davenport expanded into glassmaking in 1801 and the company became well known for high-quality plain, cut and engraved tablewares.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
ice-plate-davenport-co
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1860
year_start
1840