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Moulded dish with pomegranate design

Artist: John Simpson

Date: c.1700-1715
Overall: 5.7 x 36 cm (2 1/4 x 14 3/16 in.)
Medium: Earthenware, brown slip, white slip, lead glaze, and press moulded.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:England, Staffordshire, Burslem
Object number: G83.1.555
DescriptionA Staffordshire Slipware octagonal dish, moulded with four fleur de lys and four pomegranates. A central tulip shaped motif is supporting a fan-shaped fountain within a circle, with initials for the potter John Simpson. The border has eight circles and dash motifs, and it is decorated in cream and chocolate glaze, with the underside unglazed.