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Bowl: C.103-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Bristol Porcelain Manufactory




Hard-paste porcelain bowl, painted with flowers and festoons in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Hard-paste porcelain bowl, painted in pink, puce and green enamels, and gilt. The circular bowl has high double-ogee sides, and stands on a low wedge-shaped foot-ring. It is painted with pink ribbon festoons supporting bunches of ears of corn, pendant from pink bows on a gilt line border, with a double pink line interwoven with a garland of wheat ears above and below and a gilt dentil rim.


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

Legal notes

Given by Nrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.5 cm
Diameter: 4 1/8 in
Height: 8 cm
Height: 3 1/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950-09) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th Century, second half#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1775

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( pink, puce and green) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded and decorated overglaze with flowers and festoons in polychrome enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a cross

  • Text: +
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 10
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.103-1950
Primary reference Number: 131168
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 September 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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