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Pot and Cover from a Writing Set: C.104.3 & A-1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Pot and Cover from a Writing Set


Factory: Derby Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain, decorated with a dark blue ground, reserves painted in polychrome enamels with birds in landscapes, and gilding. Part of a writing set C.104.1-7-1932


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 2 3/4 in
Height: 2 1/2 in

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-10-14) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


19th Century, second quarter#
George IV
William IV
Production date: circa AD 1830

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain pot with lid, part of a writing set. Decorated in polychrome enamels reserved on a shiny blue ground, and gilt.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.104.3 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 137183
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 September 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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