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Plate: C.35-1931

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain plate, painted with flowers and exotic birds in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain plate, painted in puce, yellow, green and turquoise enamels, and gilt. The plate has a feather-moulded rim and stands on a ground wedge-shaped foot-ring. It is painted in the centre with three exotic birds in a park, the rim with a band of herring-bone pattern in puce, the feathery scrolls picked out in turquoise and gilt.


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 20.5 cm
Diameter: 8 1/16 in
Height: 2.5 cm
Height: 1 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931-05-26) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Gold anchor period (1759-69)
Circa 1760 - 1765



School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( puce, yellow, green and turquoise) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and painted with flowers and exotic birds in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: an anchor
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Gilt
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.35-1931
Primary reference Number: 131179
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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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