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Charger inscribed 'THOMAS TOFT'

Artist: Thomas Toft

Date: c.1680-1689
Overall: 8 x 44.5 cm (3 1/8 x 17 1/2 in.)
Medium: Earthenware, slip, and lead glaze.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Possible Origin:England, Staffordshire, Shelton
Possible Origin:England, Staffordshire, Hanley
Object number: G87.1.3
DescriptionA slipware dish, boldly trailed in cream-dotted dark brown and mid-brown slip with a highly stylised bird flanked by bilobe flowers within a border of dotted lozenges. The border has a lattice-trailed rim.