Pair of plates Valle Crucis and Lynn Ogwen

Ref: 2246
  • Painter / Maker

    Painted by Alfred Powell (1865–1960) Manufactured by Wedgwood (1759-present)

  • Detail

    Hand-painted earthenware
    24 cm (diameter)
    English (probably Tarlton and Stoke-on-Trent), circa 1930

  • Marked

    Inscribed on the front Valle Crucis (first plate) and Lynn Ogwen (second plate); each monogrammed for Alfred Powell, followed by number ‘4060’ (in underglaze blue); ‘WEDGWOOD / MADE IN ENGLAND / 4U80 [first plate] and 2U31’ [second plate] (stamped), and with an exhibition label and handwritten label

  • Literature

    Maureen Batkin, ‘Alfred and Louise Powell’ in Wedgwood Ceramics 1846–1952, Shepton Beauchamp, 1982, pl. 350 (‘[this] pair from a set of six’)

  • Exhibited

    Richard Dennis, ‘Wedgwood Exhibition’, 1982, no. P53

  • Notes

    Building work on the now ruined Cistercian Abbey Valle Crucis began in 1201. Situated in Llantysilio, Denbighshire, Wales, by 1535 it was ranked the second richest Cistercian monastery after Tintern; it was dis- solved by Royal decree in 1537. Lyn[n] Ogwen is a picturesque lake south of Bangor, Wales, between the two mountain ranges of the Carneddau and the Glynderau. It stands at the head of the Nant Ffrancon Valley about four miles from Bethesda.