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Oval dish: MAR.C.39-1912

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Ludwigsburg Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain oval dish with a lobed edge. Decorated in underglaze blue, red enamel, and gilt in Imari style.
Mark: Interlaced C's with a crown above and '3' below in underglaze blue, and 'IP/4' impressed.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.5 cm
Length: 36.9 cm
Width: 27.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Ludwigsburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


18th century
1760 - 1770

School or Style

Imari style

Materials used in production

blue Underglaze
red Enamel
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Crown over two interlocking Cs, and the number 3
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: IP over 4
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.39-1912
Primary reference Number: 140636
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 26 April 2017 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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