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Saucer dish: C.5A-1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain saucer dish, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in iron-red and green enamels, and gilt in Imari style.

Soft-paste porcelain saucer dish, painted in underglaze blue, iron-red and green enamels, and gilt. Circular with lobed sides, standing on a low footring. The inside is painted in the Japanese Imari style, with a curved spray of millet and chrysanthemum in the centre, and on the rim with radiating panels of diaper overlaid with mons.


History note: Alfred Spero

Legal notes

Purchased through the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 18.1 cm
Height: 3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1932)


18th Century, Mid
George II
Red anchor period (1752-1756)
Production date: circa AD 1756 : The Chelsea Sale Catalogue of 10 April 1756 includes 'six scollop'd compotiers, old Japan'd pattern, blue and gold' which probably refers to this type of dish

School or Style

Imari style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( iron-red and green) cobalt-blue gold

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5A-1932
Primary reference Number: 133883
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 12 June 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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