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Vase: C.21.1 & A-1973

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain vase and cover, painted overglaze in enamels in famille-rose style with flowering shrubs, rockwork, ammonite scrolls and florettes. A pair with C.21.2 & A-1973

Soft-paste porcelain vase and cover, painted in pink, yellow, green, and black enamels. The ovoid vases are painted in Chinese famille-rose style with flowering shrubs emanating from rockwork, the shoulders with a band of ammonite scrolls interspersed with florettes in black. The cover is similarly decoration, and is surmounted by a conical knop. A pair with C.21.2 & A-1973


History note: Collection of the late Dr Hugh Statham (1895-1967) and Mrs Margaret Statham (d. 1970)

Legal notes

Purchased with the Cunliffe Fund and with Grant-in-Aid from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.5 cm
Width: 8.9 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1973-05-03)


Mid 18th Century
George II
Production date: circa AD 1750 : Decoration of this type was popular at Bow throughout the 1750s

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( pink, yellow, green, and black)

Materials used in production

containing bone ash Soft-paste porcelain
presumed lead Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.21.1 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 118637
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 30 January 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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