In the 16th century, Japanese lacquered furniture came into vogue. In Pontypool, objects were locally produced on tin in a 'Japanese way'. In the works of John Hanbury, Thomas Allgood discovered a material that created a brilliant hard lacquer on the metal. In 1732, the first small-scale production of Japanware began.
Small household items were decorated with gilded Chinese landscapes, figures or floral motifs and produced in high quality. The wares of Pontypool were therefore expensive, of very decent quality and very time consuming to produce.
This richly decorated tray made around 1765, is
painted with decorative peaches, strawberries and leaves and flower branches. The edge of the work is painted with golden motifs and scattered twigs with red, white and blue flowers, with a scalloped edge pierced with damascene work.
- Bandeja, Pontypoolware
- John Hanbury 1664 - 1734
- Pontypool ware, japanned (varnished) tinplate
- Periodo estimado
- Finales del siglo XVIII
- País de origen
- Buen estado - usado y con pequeños signos de los años y con imperfecciones
- 2×33.5×33.5 cm
- 400 g