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Platter, ca. 1872

This is a platter. It was designed by Christopher Dresser and manufactured by Mintons Ltd.. It is dated ca. 1872 and we acquired it in 2006. Its medium is glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

In 1872 Dresser registered with Mintons a pattern of flying cranes in the form of a circle, presumably for a plate. This large platter likely derives from this pattern and is one of a number of pieces that Mintons produced featuring this popular Japanese imagery.

This object was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newlin. It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newlin.

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Vase (England), 1870s
  • glazed porcelain.
  • Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.
  • 1998-59-1
  • Vase (England), 1871-1875
  • gilt porcelain, pate-sur-pate decoration.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1990-127-2

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 3.5 × 44 × 34.5 cm (1 3/8 × 17 5/16 × 13 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Platter, ca. 1872; Designed by Christopher Dresser (British, 1834–1904); glazed earthenware; H x W x D: 3.5 × 44 × 34.5 cm (1 3/8 × 17 5/16 × 13 9/16 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newlin; 2006-28-1

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