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Plate: C.204-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Tournai Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue with a flowering plant,an insect and floral sprays, with remnants of a gilded border

Soft-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue, and with traces of gilding. Circular with alternately arched and scalloped rim, and shallow well. Decorated in the middle with a flowering plant with an insect flying above it. On the rim are four flowering sprays, and a narrow border of a zig-zag line forming triangles each filled by a semi-circle surrounded by short strokes, over which are the remnants of a gilded border.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.5 cm
Height: 2.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Tournai ⪼ Belgium

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph


18th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1760 CE - 1762 CE


This style of decoration is described as 'à la mouche'

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue gold

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted underglaze in blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: crossed swords with crosses in the spaces and a 2
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.204-1918
Primary reference Number: 131018
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 January 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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