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140/2001

Collection

CER

Brief description

A glazed earthenware side plate in the pattern 'Dorset Fruits' designed by Alan Clarke and manufactured by Poole Potteries in 1990. The plate is circular in form with deep central indent, and wide rim, to give appearance of a shallow bowl. Underside has raised ring foot. Ground is cream glaze throughout with ahand painted stencil effect design of three bunches of cherries, equidistant around the inside of the plate, each with two green leaves resting on the rim. The edge of the plate has a painted blue border which 'bleeds' slightly onto the rim. Marked on reverse.

Title

Studio Design
Dorset fruits

Object name

plate
side plate

Object number

140/2001

Location

Temp Exhib Space

Production organisation

Poole Pottery Ltd (manufacturer)

Production date

1983

Production place

Poole

Material

earthenware
glaze

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.2cm
Height: 1.4cm

Label

Exhibition text, source and date unknown

The style of everyday tableware is always changing. Unlike fine china which is often purchased as a wedding present and lasts a lifetime, everyday tableware is replaced more frequently. New shapes, colours and patterns are introduced by designers and manufacturers to attract us to their products.

When surveyed across the 20th century, tableware provides a remarkably clear picture of the main developments in style and taste. The designs echo the changing styles in domestic interiors, and reflect the ways in which social and domestic conventions evolve.
 
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