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Aesthetic Sabotage: C.9-2004

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Aesthetic Sabotage


Designer: Dawson, Robert
Maker: Worcester Royal Porcelain Company (Probably)




Plate, bone china, printed in blue with a distorted Willow Pattern plate.

Plate, bone china litho-printed in blue. Circular with a narrow sloping rim and shallow well standing on a slight footring. The front is printed over an almost elliptical area of the rim and well with a distorted version of the Willow Pattern with three figures on the bridge and two love birds in the sky above.


History note: Contemporary Applied Art, 2 Percy Street, London, WC1T 1DD

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 27.2 cm
Height: 1.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2004-10-11) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


End of 20th century
Beginning of 21st century
Elizabeth II
After 1997 - Before 2004

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( blue)

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, moulded, glazed, and printed
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed in blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 40/100 with below RD monogram’ with the R inside the D.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted or printed in purplsh-black
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9-2004
Primary reference Number: 118884
Entry form: 611
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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