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  • Description

    Stoneware casserole dish and lid, circular, with straight sides and semi-circular handles. Covered with deep red matt glaze. Factory mark.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1955 (designed)
  • Production place

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 122 millimetres (with lid)
    • Height: 118 millimetres (without lid)
    • Height: 99 millimetres (without lid)
    • Diameter: 218 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
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  • Curator's comments

    From the 'Terma' service designed by Stig Lindberg (1916-82) in 1955 and shown at the Helsingfors exhibition of 1955. It was made in a new heat resistant or flameproof body called 'Termagods' , and enabled food to be served in the same dish that it was cooked in.

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    2 December 2004

    Treatment proposal

    Surface clean ceramics, metal and stone objects


    The object is in good condition, but slightly dusty.

    Treatment details

    The surface of the object was cleaned with Synperonic A7 (non ionic detergent) in distilled water and dried with tissue paper.

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  • Acquisition notes

    See also 2000,0909. 9, 11 and 12

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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