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Bowl and cover: EC.20 & A-1946

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Production: Capodimonte Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain painted in polychrome enamels, and gilded. The circular bowl has curved sides and handles in the form of branches with leaves and fruit, and the slightly domed cover also has a branch handle. The sides of the bowl and the cover are decorated with bouquets of flowers, butterflies and other insects. The leaves on the handle are green and the berries are red. The stems are gilt, as are the rim of the lid and bowl.

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Capodimonte ⪼ Campania ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-09) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1750 - 1755

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel gold
Bowl Diameter 19.7 cm

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: fleur de lys
  • Location: On base of bowl
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.20 & A-1946
Primary reference Number: 140402
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 30 May 2017 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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