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Compotier: C.32-1930

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Compotier

Maker(s)

Factory: Tournai Porcelain Factory

Entities

Categories

Description

Soft-paste porcelain dish with fluted rim, painted in enamels with exotic birds, and gilded round the edge

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, purplish-pink, brown, grey, and black enamels, and gilt. The reverse has scattered black speckles. Circular with a wavy edge, sloping rim moulded with spiral fluting, and a deep well. Decorated in the centre with three exotic birds: one large, and one small standing amid foliage, and one small perched in a tree. The edge of the rim is gilded

Notes

History note: Unknown before Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24 cm
Height: 4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Tournai ⪼ Southern Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930-11-10) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Circa 1762 CE - 1781 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, purplish-pink, brown, grey, and black) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, purplish-pink, brown, grey, and black enamels, and gilt.
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords with crosses in the spaces
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.32-1930
Primary reference Number: 131019
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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