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Oval dish: C.18-1915

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons




White earthenware with slightly blue tinted glaze, transfer-printed in dark ochre-yellow, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in red and yellow enamels, and gilt. Oval with flat rim, deep, curved sides, and flat centre. In the centre is a 'Japan' pattern arrangement of flowers and foliage. On the rim there are four sprays of similar flowers and foliage, a border of striped triangles with red and yellow, or yellow half-flowers at intervals, and an ochre-yellow band round the edge.


History note: Uncertain before donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Emily Beales

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.5 cm
Length: 26.0 cm
Width: 10.3 cm

Relative size of this object

26 cm2.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1915-06-26) by Beales, Emily, Miss


Victoria I
Production date: circa AD 1860

School or Style

Imari style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels gilt cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

slightly blue Lead-glaze
White earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: G
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: 'E +'or 'C +'

  • Location: On the side
  • Method of creation: Red enamel
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18-1915
Primary reference Number: 11947
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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