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Plate: EC.8-1946

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain octagonal plate, painted underglaze in blue with initials RC in a cartouche surrounded by flowering branches, and a diaper border. The back painted in capitals ‘Mr ROBERT/CROWTHER/STOCKPORT/CHESHIRE’ and in script, the date ‘January 1770’

Soft-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted underglaze in blue. The plate has an octagonal rim and a circular well, painted in the centre with the initials ‘RC’ outlined in dots, within a cartouche of foliate scrolls surrounded by flowering branches. The sides are painted with an elaborate diaper border, interspersed with stylized pineapples and trefoils. The underside is painted in capital letters ‘Mr ROBERT/ CROWTHER/STOCKPORT/CHESHIRE’ and in script, the date ‘January 1770’.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Nicolas Radford in memory of his mother Mrs Dora Radford

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.3 cm
Width: 20.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-04) by Radford, Nicolas

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Production date: AD 1770 : dated

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue ( oxide)

Materials used in production

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

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted underglaze in blue
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: RC
  • Location: On front in the centre
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: Mr /ROBERT/CROWTHER/STOCKPORT/CHESHIRE and 'January 1770'
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: circular printed in dark blue with a coat-of-arms, the word COLLECTION and No. Inscribed in black ink with the numbers 36 of 3G and a,96

  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Printed in dark blue and inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Collection label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.8-1946
Primary reference Number: 118640
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 September 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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