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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1887,0307,E.196

  • Description

    Tile; tin-glazed earthenware; square; transfer-printed in black, a lady and gentleman in tartans dancing; signature; rococo scroll border.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1760-1770 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 5 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Content

        J. Sadler Liverpool
  • Curator's comments

    Compare with 1887,0307,E.170 Compare with 1887,0307,E.197

  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1903 E196 bibliographic details
    • Ray 1994 p.25, fig.B4-4 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    22 November 2010

    Reason for treatment

    Storage

    Treatment proposal

    Wet clean tiles.

    Condition

    Tiles were all stable but there was a considerable amount of museum dirt obscuring the surface.

    Treatment details

    The dirt was removed using cotton wool swabs and acetone, rolled across the surface.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1887

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1887,0307,E.196

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