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Coffee pot: C.47-1950

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory
Decorator: Hausmaler
Silversmith: Adam, Elias




Hard-past porcelain painted in gold with Chinoiserie figures, trees and birds. The lid is mounted in silver gilt with a thumbpiece above the hinge attaching it to the mount round the top of the pot.


History note: Unknown before Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W. D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.3 cm
Width: 12.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany
  • Augsburg ⪼ Swabia ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950-09) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Circa 1720 CE - 1730 CE


Made at Meissen, and decorated by an Augsburg decorator (Hausmaler), probably a member of the Seuter family. The silver-gilt mount was added in Augsburg by the silversmith Elias Adam (c. 1669-1745).

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Lid Mounting composed of silver gilt

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.47-1950
Primary reference Number: 140304
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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