The first of our ‘Where is it Now?’ objects was this delftware plate. We believe this to be from the Lambeth factory, in London, and dating from the early 18th century; it has a painted date of ‘1717’, and also has painted initials ‘C’ top line, with ‘W D’ beneath. The photograph is from one of the Phillips of Hitchin archive photograph albums, dating from c.1900 (Brotherton Special Collections archive reference MS1999/4/1/52).
This was the first of our ‘Where is it Now?’ and, thanks to Simon Spier, one of our CSAAM PhD students, this has now been found – see our Blog Post:
Do check out our other ‘Where is it Now?’ pages and help us find more of these fascinating objects!