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"Plates: A Journey Through Art, Nature, and Culture" Discover the fascinating world as we embark on a captivating journey through art, nature, and culture

Background imagePlates Collection: Africa, Morocco, Marrakech. Moroccan Hand-painted glazed ceramic dishes

Africa, Morocco, Marrakech. Moroccan Hand-painted glazed ceramic dishes

Background imagePlates Collection: Unknown

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Shahmeran (Shahmaran) being painted on glass, Mardin, Southeast Anatolia, Turkey

Background imagePlates Collection: Albrecht Durers Rhinoceros

Albrecht Durers Rhinoceros
An Indian rhinoceros, is the largest of the Asian species, as depicted by Albrecht Durer. It has a thick, dark grey hide, which folds like armour

Background imagePlates Collection: Heath Robinson Kitchen 3 of 4

Heath Robinson Kitchen 3 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by " The Sketch" in the Kitchen. A busy Kitchen, which is a typically Heath Robinson design, with a system of pulleys

Background imagePlates Collection: Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian

Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, engraved by J Mulder, from a visit to Suriname, South America

Background imagePlates Collection: Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian

Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, engraved by P Sluyter, from a visit to Suriname, South America

Background imagePlates Collection: The Tea Table, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

The Tea Table, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
Oil painting on canvas, Newlyn School, 1920. The painting shows a mealtime scene around the kitchen table. A traditional Cornish range is pictured in the background

Background imagePlates Collection: Sutton Hoo treasure

Sutton Hoo treasure
A double-page spread relating to the Anglo-Saxon ship burial ground discovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. it was filled with many priceless treasures, a few of which are shown here

Background imagePlates Collection: Starlight bent by the Suns Attraction: The Einstein Theory

Starlight bent by the Suns Attraction: The Einstein Theory
This diagram drawn by W. B. Robinson illustrates Professor Einsteins Theory that light is subject to gravitation. The drawing was based on British observers photographs at the eclipse of the sun

Background imagePlates Collection: Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef

Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series): MEAT: " English beef was in fine condition." This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange)

Background imagePlates Collection: Young woman washing clothes at a sink

Young woman washing clothes at a sink
A young woman at a kitchen sink washing clothes using a washboard. There is a stack of four dinner plates waiting to be washed up, a kettle, and a tin of One-O-One which cleans without scratching

Background imagePlates Collection: Traditional Portuguese pottery at artisan workshop with plates on wall, Cape St

Traditional Portuguese pottery at artisan workshop with plates on wall, Cape St. Vincent peninsula, Sagres, Algarve, Portugal, Europe

Background imagePlates Collection: Assorted meats

Assorted meats. Chicken (upper right), beef (upper left), minced lamb (centre right) and pork chops (lower left) are all good sources of protein

Background imagePlates Collection: L Plates British

L Plates British

Background imagePlates Collection: Israel, Jerusalem, Old City, souvenir plates

Israel, Jerusalem, Old City, souvenir plates

Background imagePlates Collection: Plastic food dishes visual menu in Osaka, Japan

Plastic food dishes visual menu in Osaka, Japan

Background imagePlates Collection: Cats enjoying a dinner party on a Christmas card

Cats enjoying a dinner party on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePlates Collection: Maling pottery works, women applying transfers ahead of forthcoming royal coronation of

Maling pottery works, women applying transfers ahead of forthcoming royal coronation of King Edward VIII, September 1936

Background imagePlates Collection: Papaver (Poppy), two varieties

Papaver (Poppy), two varieties
Two varieties of Papaver (Poppy) -- Papaver flore pleno rubrum (Double Red) and Papaver Eraticum rubrum (Wild Red), drawn by Basilius Besler (1561-1629)

Background imagePlates Collection: Banquet des Chevaliers de l Ordre du Saint-Esprit

Banquet des Chevaliers de l Ordre du Saint-Esprit donne au chateau de Fontainebleau le 14 mai 1633, French School. The Knights of the Order of the Holy Spirit sit at two long tables

Background imagePlates Collection: Tunisia - Arab Bazaar

Tunisia - Arab Bazaar
Tunisia - an Arab dealer sitting in his shop, surrounded by his wares (pretty much everything you can imagine) including drapes, rugs, pots, a stuffed baby crocodile, swords, guns

Background imagePlates Collection: The Scotsman who had his moneys worth

The Scotsman who had his moneys worth
Humorous illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a rotund and satisfied Scottish man sitting at a restaurant table, having managed to eat everything on the set price lunch menu while a waiter removes a

Background imagePlates Collection: Crostoli (Grostoli) (Sweet fritters), Italian Carnival cakes, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Crostoli (Grostoli) (Sweet fritters), Italian Carnival cakes, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Background imagePlates Collection: Common jasmine, Jasminum officinale, Linn. Sp. plant

Common jasmine, Jasminum officinale, Linn. Sp. plant 9. Jasmin commun. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Jean Victor Dupin junior from Pierre Joseph Buchoz Herbier Artificial

Background imagePlates Collection: Quince tree and fruit, Cydonia oblonga

Quince tree and fruit, Cydonia oblonga Pyrus cydonia, Linn. Coignassier. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Jean Victor Dupin junior from Pierre Joseph Buchoz Herbier Artificial

Background imagePlates Collection: Ancient Roman armour and weapons

Ancient Roman armour and weapons
Ancient Roman armour on a statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Vatican 1, Shield, sword and other weapons used by the ancient Romans from a column 2, and Roman helmet owned by Cavaceppi 3

Background imagePlates Collection: Nerium or oleander, Nerium oleander

Nerium or oleander, Nerium oleander (Nerium odorum). Handcoloured lithograph by D. Blair after an illustration by Lena Lowis from her Familiar Indian Flowers with Coloured Plates, L

Background imagePlates Collection: Crape myrtle, Lagerstromia indica

Crape myrtle, Lagerstromia indica. Handcoloured lithograph by D. Blair after an illustration by Lena Lowis from her Familiar Indian Flowers with Coloured Plates, L. Reeve, London, 1878

Background imagePlates Collection: Eric Owen, chief modeller at the Minton China Works in Stoke On Trent

Eric Owen, chief modeller at the Minton China Works in Stoke On Trent, creating a vase to a clients specifications. In the foreground are models for a vegetable dish and coffee pots. 1946

Background imagePlates Collection: Dinner on the beach in Downtown at sunset, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, North America

Dinner on the beach in Downtown at sunset, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, North America

Background imagePlates Collection: Duke of Wellington commemorative plate

Duke of Wellington commemorative plate with surround featuring important events and battles. 19th century

Background imagePlates Collection: LCC-LFB learner drivers on a London street

LCC-LFB learner drivers on a London street
A picture taken outside the headquarters of the London Fire Brigade in Southwark Bridge Road, SE1, on 14 September 1935, showing a motorised Dennis fire engine with an L-plate on the front

Background imagePlates Collection: Alice & the Duchess

Alice & the Duchess
Alice with the duchess in the chaotic kitchen Date: First published: 1865

Background imagePlates Collection: Elderly woman in front of a Welsh dresser, Mid Wales

Elderly woman in front of a Welsh dresser, Mid Wales
An elderly woman in Victorian style costume sitting in front of a Welsh dresser, Mid Wales. The dresser contains family photographs and crockery

Background imagePlates Collection: Women Washing Dishes

Women Washing Dishes
Three young women (" Three Lions", perhaps in some way connected with womens services during World War Two) washing and drying dishes together in a large kitchen

Background imagePlates Collection: Scythian armour and weapons

Scythian armour and weapons
Scythian breastplate, shield, helmet and maces from the Column of Theodosius in Constantinople (Istanbul). Copperplate engraving by Pietro Ruga after an illustration by Lorenzo Rocceggiani from his

Background imagePlates Collection: Comfort to the Corns, pub. 1800 (hand coloured engraving)

Comfort to the Corns, pub. 1800 (hand coloured engraving)
3051740 Comfort to the Corns, pub. 1800 (hand coloured engraving) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePlates Collection: Bonzo congratulates Chee-Kee by George Studdy

Bonzo congratulates Chee-Kee by George Studdy
Bonzo congratulates Chee-Kee on finding her ancestors -- they can be seen as monsters on Chinese vases and plates. Date: 1924

Background imagePlates Collection: Roast turkey on a plate on a cutout Christmas card

Roast turkey on a plate on a cutout Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePlates Collection: English actress, Miss Marjorie Hume seated at her piano

English actress, Miss Marjorie Hume seated at her piano

Background imagePlates Collection: Glassware, historical artwork

Glassware, historical artwork
Glassware. Artwork of various pieces of table glassware from Mrs Beetons book of household management: a guide to cookery in all its branches (1909)

Background imagePlates Collection: Jean Morin, after Philippe de Champaigne, Christ Dying on the Cross, French, c. 1600-1650

Jean Morin, after Philippe de Champaigne, Christ Dying on the Cross, French, c. 1600-1650, c. 1650, etching from two plates on two sheets of laid paper

Background imagePlates Collection: Two women chatting in a kitchen

Two women chatting in a kitchen, one thin and one fat. One says: I just seen young George the worse for drink again. The other replies: I ain t surprised. You may depend e in aled it from is father

Background imagePlates Collection: Silver Jubilee 1977

Silver Jubilee 1977
A woman wearing a jumper with batwing sleeves sets out plates of sandwiches wrapped in polythene at a Silver Jubilee street party table in Horley, Sussex, England

Background imagePlates Collection: Limerick Mitre / Shaw

Limerick Mitre / Shaw
A precious mitre used by the Bishop of Limerick, Ireland on occasions of great ceremony. It is made of plates of gold and adorned with gems and precious stones

Background imagePlates Collection: Traditional hand made plates, Erice. Sicily, Italy

Traditional hand made plates, Erice. Sicily, Italy

Background imagePlates Collection: Waiter dropping a plate of food and onto the head of a diner in a restaurant (colour litho)

Waiter dropping a plate of food and onto the head of a diner in a restaurant (colour litho)
5999919 Waiter dropping a plate of food and onto the head of a diner in a restaurant (colour litho) by European School (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)



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"Plates: A Journey Through Art, Nature, and Culture" Discover the fascinating world as we embark on a captivating journey through art, nature, and culture. From Albrecht Durer's iconic Rhinoceros etching to Maria Sibylla Merian's exquisite butterfly illustrations, these they have captured the imagination of generations. Intriguingly named "Hortensia, " Plate 113 showcases a delicate lilac blossom that seems to come alive with vibrant colors. Meanwhile, Heath Robinson Kitchen 3 of 4 takes us into a whimsical world where ingenious contraptions adorn our everyday lives. Maria Sibylla Merian's butterfly illustrations grace not just one but two remarkable plates in this collection. These intricate depictions transport us into the enchanting realm of these delicate creatures fluttering amidst lush foliage. The Tea Table by Harold Harvey invites us to an intimate gathering where friends converse over steaming cups while admiring the elegance of porcelain plates. Freesia corymbosa adds its fragrant touch to Plate 127, capturing the essence of nature's beauty frozen in time. Delving deeper into cultural heritage, we explore the Sutton Hoo treasure - an archaeological marvel that includes ornate golden plates once used by ancient civilizations. The craftsmanship displayed here is awe-inspiring and speaks volumes about human ingenuity throughout history. Finally, we find ourselves immersed in traditional Portuguese pottery at an artisan workshop near Cape St. , where colorful plates adorn walls like pieces of art themselves. Each plate tells a story; each stroke carries centuries-old traditions passed down from generation to generation. Join us on this extraordinary voyage through time and space as we unravel the secrets held within these magnificent plates. Let your imagination soar as you appreciate their artistic brilliance and ponder upon their historical significance – for behind every plate lies a tale waiting to be discovered.