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Candlestick from a Writing Set: C.104.5-1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Candlestick 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


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 2 7/8 in
Width: 4 1/8 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


Second quarter of 19th century
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 candlestick, part of a writing set. Decorated in polychrome enamels reserved on a shiny blue ground, and gilt.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.104.5-1932
Primary reference Number: 137185
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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