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Junket dish: C.116-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and transfer-printed in blue with the ‘Pine Cone Group’ pattern surrounded by floral sprays and fruit, and outside with vegetables, flowers, and moths

Steatitic soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and transfer-printed underglaze in blue. Circular with a shaped rim with six lobes alterating with pairs of cusps, and deep curved sides, standing on a footring. The interior is moulded in low relief with three scallop shells radiating from a hexfoil in the centre, and is decorated in the centre with with the ‘Pine Cone Group’ pattern surrounded by three floral sprays, three sprays of fruit inside the shells, and six floral sprays round the rim. The exterior is decorated with three large vegetable sprays, one flower sprig, one fruit sprig, and and three moths of different sizes.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dame Anne Warburton

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 25.8 cm
Diameter: 10 3/16 in
Height: 7.6 cm
Height: 3 in

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2010-06-07) by Warburton, Anne, Dame


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1785 CE


Salad or junket bowls were made in several different patterns, for example with six shells moulded on the interior. A number of fragments were found when the factory site was excavated. The shape was also made at the Caughley andLowestoft factories

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( blue)

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and transfer-printed in blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: hatched crescent
  • Location: Situated by the footring on base
  • Method of creation: Printed underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.116-2010
Primary reference Number: 177302
Entry form number: 1038
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 December 2014 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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