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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 1196
Object name: Plate
Title: Plate
Description: A warming plate with a hollow base to contain hot water. Made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.
Classified name:
SPRI theme domestic equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 641.722
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT dinner plates
Full description:

A china warming plate, white with a royal blue line around the edge, a gold rim, and the crest of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). It consists of a bowl with a plate attached to the top; there is a circular hole in the top plate to take hot water. On the underside of the warming plate is the manufacturer's mark in brown, 'DOULTON // BURSLEM // ENGLAND' (this mark was used 1882–1902).

  • Diameter: 260mm, depth: 51mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)