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cream tureen

Date: 1817-1826

Media: soft-paste porcelain

Size: h(cm) : 18.5 x diam(cm) : 14.5 x h(in) : 7 1/4,h(c

Acquired: 1992; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 31079

This cream tureen is based on type made by several porcelain factories in Paris during the early nineteenth century. It is painted with a band of garden flowers including morning glory, pink roses and tulips. The Swansea factory was celebrated for the quality of its flower painting and this is probably the work of David Evans, who later worked at Grainger's in Worcester and in Staffordshire.


Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
30 January 2017, 14:18

Hi there

Thank you for your enquiry. Our information is gleaned from our collections records, each of which has been compiled by curators and academics from primary sources. We also use secondary sources such as dictionaries of biographies, exhibition catalogues etc. I will pass on your enquiry to the curator of Applied Art, so we can double check the dates and get back to you - David Evans is a popular name so it might be that more than one worked at the potteries.

I will also ask whether this work is on display. If it is a work in store, you would be very welcome to come and view it - we normally need at least two weeks' notice to get everything ready and to fetch the object from storage.

Thanks again for getting in touch,

Digital Team

M Beckensall
28 January 2017, 12:03
I believe that David Evans is an ancestor of mine, but I also believe that my ancestor was born about 1788 in South Wales and died in the Potteries in 1863. Could you let me know your authority for saying that he died in 1887? If I am correct in my connection with DE I would like to see his work in the collection at the museum. Is it always on exhibition or would I need to make any special arrangements?

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