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Staffordshire tortoiseshell whieldon octagonal plate with ribbed rim, circa 1765

 
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Staffordshire tortoiseshell whieldon octagonal plate with ribbed rim, circa 1765
Item Staffordshire tortoiseshell whieldon octagonal plate with ribbed rim, circa 1765

Description

These plates are sometimes referred to as Wheildon or Whieldon type wares, the correct terms is Tortoiseshell ware which have the same body as Creamware, but were decorated with metallic oxides. When the wares were fired the colours mixed and produced a streaky or mottled effect. These types of wares were produced by various manufacturers in the Staffordshire area and should not be referred to simply as Whieldon. The excavation of Whieldon's factory at Fenton Vivian uncovered several examples of this type of pottery which made it possible to attribute only a few wares of tortoiseshell to Whieldon
See Bergesen's British ceramics (1992) p.60
Measurement 22 CMS DIAM
Condition Very good condition No repair or restoration
Price GBP £325
Stock no SN. 0024
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