scroll Large press-moulded dish with circular footring, broad deep well and sloping sides with 8-lobed undulating rim. Upper surface relief-moulded with complex pattern of scrolls and different diaper grounds. Pattern comprises central panel of star and dot diapers intersected by horizontal and vertical cable borders, within beaded and ribbon twist circular border. Panel encircled by eight scrollwork cartouches strapped to circular border, each filled with alternating star and dot diapers, alternate spaces between them filled with basket moulding. Sloping rim moulded with eight large scrollwork cartouches filled alternately with star and dot diapers, alternate spaces between them filled with basketwork and chevron moulding.
The Thomas Greg Collection The Greg Collection of English Pottery was given to the Gallery in 1904 by collector and amateur historian Thomas Greg. One of the great collections of English pottery, it was formed at a time when little was known about the history of ceramics in this country. Over forty years Greg systematically acquired some of the best examples of the potter's art, tracing its development over a thousand years. His collection tells the story of English pottery: of experiment and invention, triumph and downfall, from the unknown medieval craftsman to the world domination of Josiah Wedgwood. In many ways, it is a history of England itself. Greg was driven by a fascination with the past and a desire to contribute to scholarly knowledge. He gave his collection to the Gallery in the hope of inspiring a similar sense of wonder in others.
Place of creation
Bequeathed by Thomas Tylston Greg