1957.0095 Plate

Plate (Dinner plate)

  • Title:

    The Sailor's Return

  • Category:

    Ceramics

  • Place of Origin:

    Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1769

  • Materials:

    Earthenware (creamware); Lead glaze

  • Techniques:

    Molded, Printed

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.0095


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1957.0095

Object Name

Plate (Dinner plate)

Title

The Sailor's Return

Category

Ceramics

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Origin Notes

Plate

Secondary Place of Origin

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

Printing, possibly by John Sadler. Alternatively, perhaps printed in Staffordshire.

Date

1769

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Underside; Impressed 4 closely-spaced, short lines
2. Inscription; Front; Black-printed "K of Prussia"
3. Inscription; Front; Painted enamel "IOHN & SARAH ARTIS, YARMOUTH, 1769"

Subjects

Maritime

Materials

Earthenware (creamware); Lead glaze

Techniques

Molded, Printed

Dimensions (inches)

0.75 (H) , 9.5 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

1.905 (H) , 24.13 (Diam)

Object Description

Web - 02/18/2014

This rare creamware plate bears an overglaze printed scene portraying "The Sailor's Return." The square format of the design indicates that the design originally was intended for use on tiles, and a so-decorated Liverpool delftware tile is in the Winterthur collection (1961.0944). A second very similar plate to the one shown here is in the collection of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. Both plates bear the same hand-painted (enamel) inscription, "JOHN & SARAH ARTIS, YARMOUTH, 1769," perhaps in reference to the couple's marriage or some other important event.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Ray, Anthony. 1994 Liverpool Printed Tiles.
Similar scene on delft tile with early version with "Lion of Scotland" inn sign (otherwise, similar): p. 29, no. B6-21, by John Sadler, 1757-61
[Book] Ray, Anthony. 1973 English Delftware Tiles.
Woodblock version of same scene on delft tile with "Lion of Scotland" sign: pp. 240-241, no. 617, same scene in purple-brown. Same rococo frame, but diaper-bordered.