Earthenware dish with trailed and jewelled slip decoration and inscription
- Object Number: STKMG:2748
- Simple Name: dish
- Production Person: Toft, Thomas (potter)
- Production Place: Stoke-on-Trent
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Production Period:
- Summary: Earthenware dish with trailed and jewelled slip decoration and inscription. The dish is orange bodied with a cream coloured slip coating the interior. Slip has been trailed in lines around the form to form a trellis border. The centre bears the Royal arms flanked by a lion and unicorn and the initials ?C R?. The dish also bears the name 'Thomas Toft'.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Additional Notes: Thomas Toft?s name appears on a large number of dishes and other wares dated from around 1671 to 1689 and he is presumed to have been making the dishes in region. We know almost nothing about Thomas aside from a few 17th centuries references to the Toft family in living in North Staffordshire. There is mystery around the purpose of these large slipware dishes, often signed by their makers. They show no signs of wear through usage, no production sites have been excavated and the pieces never seemed move far from their place of origin.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery