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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1887,0307,E.170

  • Description

    Tile; tin-glazed earthenware; square; transfer-printed in red; a lady and gentleman in tartans dancing; rococo scroll border; signature; in gilt metal frame.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1760-1770 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Content

        J. Sadler Liverpool
  • Curator's comments

    Compare with 1887,0307,E.196 Compare with 1887,0307,E.197

  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1903 E170 (Fig.114) bibliographic details
    • Ray 1994 p.25, fig.B4-4 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    Crack from top to bottom restored - June 2006.

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    22 November 2010

    Treatment proposal

    Wet clean

    Condition

    Ceramic fragments with accumulated surface dirt. The dirt is oily and black in colour and normally only affects the side of the object uppermost in the drawer.

    Treatment details

    The ceramic sherds were wiped with acetone on cotton swabs. This process was repeated until no further dirt was removed.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1887

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1887,0307,E.170

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