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Covered terrine: C.6 & A-1972

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain, glazed, and decorated with painting in polychrome enamels, purple lustre and gilding. Cylindrical with a projecting rim, and two shell handles, standing on three paw feet. The domed cover has a gadrooned finial. On the front and back there are panels framed by scrollwork in gold with small areas of lustre, and painting in iron-red and purple enamel. Within each panel there is a polychrome Chinoiserie scene. Under the handles there are smaller panels painted with Chinoiseries in purple enamel. The handles are gilded and there are sharply dentilated gold bands round the upper and lower edges of the bowl, and touches of gilding on the feet. The inside of the rim is lustred. The cover is decorated with two large panels painted with polychrome Chinoiserie subjects, and two smaller ones painted in purple enamel. There is a sharply dentilated gold band round the rim and the finial is gilded.


History note: Unknown before Sir Richard Jessel

Legal notes

Given by Sir Richard Jessel

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Circa 1725 CE - 1730 CE

Components of the work

Over Finial Height 15.5 cm
Across Handles Width 18.2 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: CC
  • Method of creation: In pale purple lustre
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6 & A-1972
Primary reference Number: 140330
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2017 Last processed: Tuesday 12 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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