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Tortoise 'netsuke': C.22-2008

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Tortoise 'netsuke'


Factory: Worcester Royal Porcelain Company




Bone china, slip-cast, with deatils painted in yellow under bright green translucent glaze. The tortoise stands with its head and tail projecting out of its shell


History note: Unknown

Legal notes

Given by Roy Hull

Measurements and weight

Length: 11.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2008) by Hull, Roy, Dr


20th Century, Mid
After 1916 - 1970

Components of the work

Details composed of ceramic pigment ( yellow)
Head Height 3.4 cm

Materials used in production

bright green Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: blurred factory backstamp incorporating ROYAL WORCESTER and below MADE IN ENGLAND

  • Location: On bottom of shell
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 2604
  • Location: On base below factory mark
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Shape number

Inscription present: a third of a circular white stick on label

  • Text: 1012
  • Location: On base of shell
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black biro
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22-2008
Primary reference Number: 166460
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 November 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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