Toft-ware plate

This 17th century Toft-ware plate with the slip trailed head of King Charles II is one of my favourite objects at Cliffe Castle Museum. I love the quirky decoration but what really fascinates me is the unconventional repair. Holes were drilled into the broken pieces and then skilfully ‘laced’ together with twine. See the blog @ https://www.bradfordmuseums.org/blog/pams-favourite-object-king-charles-ii-repaired-plate/

 

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Pamela Keeton, Bradford Museums & Galleries

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