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Slop bowl: C.10A-1972

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain, thrown, glazed, and decorated with painting in polychrome enamels, purple lustre and gilding. The bowl is circular with deep sides and everted rim, and stands on a high footring. On each side there is a panel framed by gold scrollwork with small areas of purple lustre, and painting in iron-red and purple enamel. Within each panel there is a Chinoiserie subject painted in colours: one is occupied by four men taking tea beside a palm tree; the other by a man seated beneath a canopy accompanied by an attendant, and by two children, and a palm tree. Between the panels there are 'Indian' flowers. There are gold bands round the foot and rim. In the middle of the inside there is a similar panel occupied by a man taking tea. A border of elaborate gold scrollwork encircles the rim.


History note: Unknown before Sir Richard Jessel

Legal notes

Given by Sir Richard Jessel

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1972-01-20) by Jessel, Richard, Sir


18th Century, second quarter#
Circa 1725 CE - 1730 CE


The Chinoisere decoration is in the sthle of J.G. Höroldt.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of lustre ( purple) enamels gold
Rim Diameter 17.9 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain, thrown, glazed, and decorated with painting in polychrome enamels, purple lustre, and gilding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 35.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10A-1972
Primary reference Number: 140098
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 12 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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