Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery 1882.435

Additional Image:

The matching compotier, printed with a Nereid.


Matching plate, printed with a boy riding a leopard. 


Shape Type: Dinner & Dessert Wares

Pattern Type: Literature, Classical, Mythology, and the Arts

Date: c. 1805-1815


  • Height: 1.26 in (3.20 cm)
  • Length: 9.72 in (24.70 cm)
  • Width: 7.20 in (18.30 cm)

Maker: Don Pottery


Pearlware compotier printed with an allegorical figure representing Smell, from a series of the Senses. A worn painted inscription on the reverse reads 'SM...' One of three pieces surviving together from a dessert service. All three prints, as well as the painted borders representing marbling, match wares securely attributed to the Don Pottery. The shape is no.64 in the Don Pottery Shape Book, described...