Shape Type: Dinner & Dessert Wares

Pattern Type: Landscapes and Waterscapes

Date: 1835-1850

Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 10.75 in (27.305 cm)

Maker: Unknown

Maker's Mark:

Printed

Maker's Mark:

Printed

Description:

An earthenware plate printed in blue with a scene from the Arctic Scenery Series.  No maker's mark is found but a mark for Warrens, a Dublin retailer is printed in blue on the back. This series was printed in blue, black, brown, and green.  The central scenes represent episodes in the travels of Sir Edward William Parry around the northern part of Canada.  The animals in the borders come from a few sources: the Pied Goat or Harnessed Antelope, the Jaguar and the Axis/Ganges Stag are from Bewick's General History of Quadrupeds. The Jaguar may also be from William Jardine's Natural History. The lion appears in Oliver Goldsmith's Animated Nature, which was first published in the 18th century. It must be remembered that one naturalist often copied from another. The African lion, pl. 31, that appears in the Arctic Scenery border is from a volume published in 1834, helping to date the series. A possible attribution to Thomas Godwin has been made on the basis of four items bearing this pattern that are identical with known wares by Godwin -two of them are quite distinctive.

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