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Platter (England)

This is a platter. It was designed by William Frend De Morgan and made by Sands End Pottery. It is dated 1888–98 and we acquired it in 1992. Its medium is glazed and lustered earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The British Arts and Crafts designer William De Morgan worked as a painter and then a stained glass artist before turning to ceramics in 1869. In his tireless experiments with colors and glazes, the designer revived the medieval luster technique. De Morgan freely combined historical references. For instance, this platter’s border and central design of putti derives from Renaissance-style patterning.

It is credited Museum purchase through bequest of Dona Guimaraes.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Plate (Spain)
  • glazed and lustered earthenware.
  • Gift of Mrs. Laurent Oppenheim in memory of Laurent Oppenheim.
  • 1940-114-1-a

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 5 x 43 cm (1 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Platter (England); Designed by William Frend De Morgan (British, 1839–1917); Made by Sands End Pottery (England, GB, United Kingdom); glazed and lustered earthenware; H x diam.: 5 x 43 cm (1 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.); Museum purchase through bequest of Dona Guimaraes; 1992-124-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.

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