Saturday, 27 April 2013

Its Lloyd George!

The rather spooky pottery technique used on this plaque was developed by Wedgwood in the mid Nineteenth Century. Its was used by Carter and Co to produce a  patriotic range of plaques and teapot stands showing World War I politicians including Sir John Grey, Foreign Secretary, Field Marshall Earl Roberts and the Belgium King Albert. They came in a range of blues and also in sepia-tone which gives an even more photograph-like appearance.  They remind me of those miraculous vegetables which, when cut in half, reveal an image of Christ, or Gandhi or Elvis, or perhaps anyone famous enough to be referred to by only one name.

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