Cheese dish; Wedgwood (English, estab. 1759); XMM.27


Cheese dish

About this object

Cheese dish; consisting of a shallow plate and tall separate cover. In a Jasperware Wedgwood style with a flat blue ground with raised white motifs, with no maker's markings. The lid and base comprise a high cloche-like lid with a circular rope-patterned finial surrounded by air holes, and the lid body having raised white fern and other foliage entwined around it and the finial. The part-glazed plate or base has an outer rim of matching blue and white decorations, but resembling swords of flax with their flower stalks. Some markings are impressed near the plate foot, and inside the lid is marked 'L / 5 / 16/8/83 (1783) / 11'.

The dish belonged to Captain John Martin, the first Hokianga Harbour Pilot, who arrived in New Zealand circa 1830.

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Wedgwood (English, estab. 1759)

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Medium and Materials



H: 23.5cm
D (cover): 23cm
D (plate): 32cm

Credit Line

Collection of Mangungu Mission House, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Cheese dish

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