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tea-bowl / saucer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1981,0101.465

  • Description

    Tea bowl and saucer; earthenware; glazed all over in yellow; decorated with transfer printing in red; saucer shows people taking tea in garden; bounded in red with red rim; scene repeated on bowl with man fishing in boat and town in distance; red rims; mark impressed on saucer.

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 7.4 centimetres (bowl)
    • Height: 4.4 centimetres (bowl)
    • Diameter: 12.3 centimetres (saucer)
    • Height: 3 centimetres (saucer)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        saucer
      • Inscription Content

        SEWELL 4
      • Inscription Comment

        Impressed
  • Condition

    Chip to rim.

  • Subjects

  • Associated titles

    • Title: The Tea-Party
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1981

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1981,0101.465

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