The Gabriel Goldney plaque

English (Bristol)
about 1777
Manufacturer Richard Champion (English, 1743 - 1791), Manufactured by Champion's Bristol factory (English, working 1770-1781), Modeled by Thomas Briand (English, active about 1740–1780)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

22.86 x 20.32 cm (9 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.977

Medium or Technique

Biscuit porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Champion Bristol biscuit porcelain in frame. White bisque with very intricate floral wreath encompassing gilt wreath with gilt “GG” initials, all in wooden oval frame.

Inscription

Affixed to the back (removed and now in object file) was an oval piece of paper inscribed in ink: "Specimen of Bristol China modeled by Thomas Briand of Derby 1777."

Provenance

Probably Gabriel Goldney (b. 1732, d.1790), Bristol; by 1873, Rev. John Kellow Goldney, Clifton; Lloyd Hawes, Wellesley, MA.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd E. Hawes