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EC.27-1938: EC.27-1938

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Derby Porcelain Manufactory
Painter: Brewer, Robert (Uncertain)
Painter: Brewer, John (Uncertain)



Soft-paste porcelain, decorated with a pale yellow ground, painting in polychrome enamels,and gilding. The front is decorated with a camp scene.

Soft-paste porcelain decorated with a pale yellow ground, painting in pale blue, green, yellow, a little orange-red, pale brown, grey, and black enamels, and gilding. Cylindrical with a small angular handle, and recessed base. On the front is a square camp scene with three tents, on the left, two soldiers in red coats beside a tree, and on the right in the foreground, a soldier and a man bending down to a package on the ground. The sides have a yellow ground overlaid by black vertical architectural ornament reminiscent of wrought iron. At the top and bottom there is a blue border between gold bands, overlaid by gold crossed palms with two groups of three blue dots, alternating with a gold stylized plant. The handle has gold lines down the outer edges, and stylized gold flowerheads down the back


History note: Wallace Elliot; sold Sotheby's, 24-25 May 1938, Fine Old English Pottery and Porcelain, lot 292

Legal notes

Bought with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 3 1/8 in
Width: 3 3/4 in

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1938-05-20) by Sotheby's


18th Century, Late#
George III
Circa 1795 - 1800


The painting is attributed to Robert Brewer, who worked at Derby from 1797 or to John Brwer (1764-1816), who worked at the factory form 1793 and latter became a drawing master (c. 1808-15).

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted in polychrome enamels a scene reserved on a yellow ground

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: a 'D', above which two crossed batons with three dots per side, surmounted by a crown
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 6
  • Location: On inside edge of footring
  • Method of creation: Painted faintly in blue enamel
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.27-1938
Primary reference Number: 137195
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 5 October 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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