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Chocolate pot: C.61 & A-1950

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain chocolate pot and cover, painted in enamels and gilded. Painted on one side with buildings, trees and figures in landscape, the other side with sprays of flowers. Gilt scrolls on the handle, the lid with sprays of flowers. The knob is in the form of fruit leaves, applied


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W. D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.3 cm
Width: 15.5 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Nymphenburg ⪼ Bavaria ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


3rd quarter 18th Century
Elector Max III Joseph
Production date: circa AD 1765

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: shield and the arms of Bavaria
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.61 & A-1950
Primary reference Number: 140333
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 25 November 2021 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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