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A work made of lead-glazed earthenware with polychrome enamels.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of lead-glazed earthenware with polychrome enamels.

Date:

c. 1886

Artist:

Designed by Christopher Dresser (English, born Scotland, 1834-1904)
Made by Old Hall Earthenware Co., Ltd. (Staffordshire, England, 1861-1866)

About this artwork

Christopher Dresser’s designs for Old Hall Earthenware were mass-produced with transfer-printed decoration. This plate was printed with the Persia pattern. The name was derived from the pattern’s stylized flowers that reference Middle Eastern aesthetics. As a part of a larger dinner service, this plate was likely intended for the entrée potion of a meal. The indentations on the edges of the plate were designed to hold condiments like salt or mustard.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Christopher Dresser (Designer)

Title

Plate

Origin

Hanley

Date

1881–1891

Medium

Lead-glazed earthenware with polychrome enamels

Dimensions

Diam. 22.8 cm (9 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Robertson

Reference Number

1991.4

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