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Plate: C.13-1979

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Wedgwood




Stone china, transfer-printed underglaze in yellowish-brown and painted underglaze in blue, onglaze blue, orange-red and yellow. Circular, the edge lightly scalloped with eight arcs. The rim slopes downwards in a concave curve. The well is moderately deep. The centre is decorated with stylized foliage and flowers in Japanese style. On the rim there are three wavy sprays of similar foliage and flowers. Round the edge there is a border of hatched triangles with half flowers at intervals. The edge of the rim is lustred.


History note: Purchased from the Hilton Gallery, 3 St Mary's Passage, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Applied Arts Duplicates Fund.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1975-10-15) by Hilton Gallery


George IV
Early 19th Century
Circa 1820 - 1829


See the Wedgwood Duplicate Pattern Book, nos. 709-1042. No. 1125 has opaque or yellow instead of gold 2/6-. No. 1367 has a pale red edge.

This design, 'Japan Pattern No. 2' is of Japanese Imari origin. Here, as on the earthenware versions, the design is transfer-printed in a yellowish-brown or ochre colour. Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, The New Illustrated Dictionary, Woodbridge, 1995, pp. 403-4, gives the earliest mention of stone china in Josiah III's 'Pottery Memos' of c. 1819, when it was already in production. He considered that the dates for the manufacture of stone china by Wedgwood, should be extended from c. 1822-5 to 1817-29, and experiments were continued as late as 1853. See also Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, London, 1989, pp. 583-8, where he notes on p. 585 that regular production was not started until 1821.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels
Edge Of Rim

Materials used in production

Stone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Stone china, transfer-printed underglaze in yellowish-brown and painted underglaze in blue, onglaze blue, orange-red and yellow.
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: '7' or '1'

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.13-1979
Primary reference Number: 11997
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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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