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Vase: C.3048-1928

Object information


Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain vase, decorated in Chinese style in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain, thrown, and painted in blue, bluish-green, yellow, purple and black enamels. Bulbous body with a narrow neck, flaring towards the mouth, standing on a footring. Decorated on the body with branching sprays of Oriental-style flowers, and round the rim with a purple line.


History note: Sotheby's, uncertain sale date, purchased by the vendor for £3.10; purchased from Stanley Wollston, Cambridge on 6 September 1922 for £4 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1749 - 1752 1752

School or Style

Oriental style

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( blue, bluish-green, 6yellow, purple, and black)

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing Throwing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3048-1928
Primary reference Number: 133853
Old object number: 3924
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 May 2012 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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