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Punch bowl: C.14-2009

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: uncertain




Pearlware, transfer-printed in black, and painted in polychrome enamels, and pale lustrous orange with Chinese figures in gardens, plants, flowers, and scale panels, and round the foot and rim with bands of silver (platinum) lustre.

White earthenware, thrown, covered with blue-tinted lead-glaze (pearlware), transfer-printed in black, and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, mauve, purple enamels, pale lustrous orange, and silver (platinum) lustre. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring. The interior is decorated with a circular medallion enclosing a Chinese scene with two women and a boy holding a butterfly on a string in a garden, surrounded by a border of spotted octagonal motifs, purple trellis pattern with a scrolled edge, and eight stylized plants. Round the rim there is a complex border of spotted octagonal motifs, birds or plants in narrow panels separated by red panels, swags of flowers, and pendant panels enclosing trellis or plant motifs. On the exterior there is a continuous design of Chinese figures in gardens including a woman looking out of a window. Much of the ground is lustrous pale orange. The rim is encircled by a silver lustre band, and there is another round the exterior of the footring.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Jane Sandeman

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009) by Sandeman, Jane


Early 19th Century
George III
George IV
Production date: circa AD 1820

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels platinum lustre
Foot Diameter 13.8 cm
Rim Diameter 24.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : White earthenware, thrown, covered with clear lead-glaze appearing blueish where it lies thickly within the footring, transfer-printed in black, and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, mauve, purple enamels, pale lustrous orange, and silver (platinum) lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label with serrated edges

  • Text: 578/Stafford/Bowl/£2.5.0
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Handwritten in faded black ink, now brown
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-2009
Primary reference Number: 167423
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 5 November 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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