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Deer Plaque in Queen's ware - 1920

Queens Ware Deer plaque, © Wedgwood Museum
    Queens Ware Deer plaque
    © Wedgwood Museum

Queen's ware plaque, hand painted and signed by Alfred Powell, with a view of a deer and rabbits in a wooded landscape; the deer motif is continued on the underside of the plaque

Queen's ware plaque, hand painted and signed by Alfred Powell, with a view of a deer and rabbits in a wooded landscape; the deer motif is continued on the underside of the plaque.

  • Type of object: Plaques and medallions/plaque
  • Mark: AP (motif)
    [Painted]
  • Year produced: 1920
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: hand-painted
  • Accession number: 4643
  • Dimensions: 10 ins

Related people

  • Alfred and Louise Powell Artist

    Alfred and Louise Powell - Artist (1864 - 1960)

    Alfred and Louise Powell were intensely interested in the arts and craft movement. Alfred Powell, born in 1865, originally trained as an architect and was particularly interested in taking an active part in encouraging the idea of design and decoration in architecture. In 1903 Alfred Powell visited Etruria after having submitted some designs to the factory. Around 1906 the husband and wife team of Alfred and Louise established a school of free-hand paintresses at Etruria, where the Powells developed free hand designs that could then be applied to items of Wedgwood production by their paintresses. Louise died in 1956, and Alfred in 1960.

Glossary

  • Queen’s ware

    Queen’s ware

    In 1765 Wedgwood provided a tea and coffee service to Her Majesty Queen Charlotte (wife of George III) in the new earthenware body he had recently perfected. She was so pleased with the set that she not only allowed Josiah to style himself ‘Potter to Her Majesty’, she also allowed him to call his new earthenware ‘Queen’s ware’ - a name by which Wedgwood’s cream coloured earthenware is still known today.