Shape Type: Dinner & Dessert Wares

Pattern Type: Landscapes and Waterscapes

Date: 1820-1846

Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 5.60 in (14.224 cm)

Maker: Enoch Wood & Sons

Maker's Mark:

Printed

Description:

A small earthenware plate printed in blue in the named view Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire. This view was also printed on a 4.5 inch cup plate. 

Kenilworth Castle was built in the 1120s by Geoffrey de Clinton. It had a long and eventful history, until it was destroyed during the English Civil War in 1656. Queen Elizabeth I visited the castle at least four times, and it is thought that William Shakespeare, who lived near the castle, based A Midsummer Night's Dream on the festivities that surrounded her last visit in 1575. Sir Walter Scott wrote a novel, Kenilworth in 1821, which describes the Royal visit.

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