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Dish: C.10-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain dish, painted in enamels in Kakiemon style with birds and flowers, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain dish, painted in blue, green, red, yellow and dark brown enamel-colours and gilt. Circular with shaped rim and shallow curved sides, moulded with scrolls and three trellis and quaterfoil diaper panels. Decorated in Kakiemon style with a standing red bird amid flowering plants, and two smaller birds flying overhead; dark brown line on rim.


History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; Dr Statham died 1967; Mrs Statham died 1970; their daughter, Miss Beryl Statham by whom lent anonymously in 1988 (Statham Loan 4-1988). Bequeathed by Miss Statham, 1990, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Statham accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 20.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1992-01-20) by H.M. Government


Mid 18th Century
George II
Red anchor period (1752-1756)
Circa 1753 - 1755

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, red, yellow and dark brown) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelaain, moulded, and decorated in Kakiemon style with birds and flowers in polychrome enamel, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: an anchor
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-1992
Primary reference Number: 131199
Old loan number: Statham Loan 4-1988
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 September 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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