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Plate: C.13B-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain plate, moulded and painted overglaze with flowers and butterflies in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain plate, moulded, coated with lead-glaze containing tin-oxide to make it white and opaque, and painted in red, yellow, green, blue, pink and brown enamels. The plates are of circular silver shape, with crenellated rims and three cartouche-shaped thumbpieces. They are painted with scattered flower sprigs and insects, the rims and thumbpieces in brown.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.9 cm
Diameter: 9 in
Height: 3.5 cm
Height: 1 3/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1752 - 1754


Silver-shaped plates and dishes of the 1750-52 period do not have foot-rings.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, blue, pink and brown)
Glaze composed of tin oxide

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, coated in lead-glaze containing tin-oxide to make it white and opaque, and painted in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.13B-1918
Primary reference Number: 131174
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 8 September 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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