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Dish: C.1-1989

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain dish, moulded and painted in enamels Kakiemon style with 'Red Tiger' pattern

Soft-paste porcelain dish, of moulded oval silver-shape, the glaze opacified with tin-oxide, painted in blue, green, yellow, red and black enamel colours and gilt in Kakiemon style with the 'Red Tiger' pattern. On the left, prunus and a tall bamboo entwined by a red dragon; the tiger stands on the right looking up at the dragon. On the reverse, the foot-ring has been ground flat and there are three spur marks.


History note: Christie's, 9th June, 1980, 'Fine English Pottery and Porcelain', lot 291; Christie's, 13th February, 1989, 'British Ceramics', p.33, lot 75. Albert Amor Ltd., 137 Bury Street, St Jame's, London.

Legal notes

Bought with the Rylands and Smyth Funds aided by the Regional Fund administered by the Victoria and Albert Museum

Measurements and weight

Length: 24.5 cm
Width: 19 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1989-03-13) by Albert Amor Ltd.


18th Century, Mid
George II
Raised anchor period (1749-1752)
Circa 1750 CE - 1752 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Glaze composed of tin oxide ( as opacifier)
Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, red and black) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead opacified with tin Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and decorated in Kakiemon style with polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: raised anchor
  • Location: Base, near the right end of the dish
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1-1989
Primary reference Number: 131192
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 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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