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Tea bowl: C.117 & A-B-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded with fluted sides, painted overglaze in ‘dry blue’ enamel with floral sprays and sprigs, and gilded

Steatitic soft-paste porcelain, moulded with fluted sides, painted overglaze in ‘dry blue’ enamel and gilded. The tea bowl has a facetted rim, deep facetted sides with sixteen flutes on the exterior, and stands on a footring. Inside there is a central sprig, and a dentilated gold band round the rim. The outside is decorated with one large mixed floral spray, two single flower sprays, a small bud, and two separate leaves. The saucer (A) has an inverted scalloped rim, sloping sides, fluted internally, and stands on a footring. It is decorated with one mixed floral spray, two single flower sprays, one small fruit spray, and a single leaf. A dentilated gold band encircles the edge.The coffee cup (B) is narrower than the tea bowl, with deep fluted sides, and a loop handle with a slight kick at the bottom, and stands on a footring. It has a dentilated gold band on the inside edge of the rim, and the outside is decorated with one large mixed floral spray, and two single flower sprays matching those on the bowl.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dame Anne Warburton

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1770

Note

The decoration was inspired by Vincennes and Sèvres porcelain with floral patterns in monochrome blue enamel. See cup and saucer C.77 & A-1982.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( cobalt blue)
Saucer Diameter 12.5 cm Diameter 4 ¾ cm Height 2.5 cm Height 1⅛ in
Coffee Cup Diameter 6.5 cm Diameter 2 9/16 in Height 5.5 cm Height 2 3/16 in Width 8.5 cm Width 3 5/16 in
Tea Bowl Diameter 7.7 cm Diameter 3 in Height 4 cm Height 1 9/16 in

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
presumed steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Steatitic soft-paste porcelain, moulded with fluted sides, painted overglaze in ‘dry blue’ enamel and gilded
Glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: small circular white paper label

  • Text: 3
  • Location: On base of teabowl
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: small circular white paper label

  • Text: 9 or 6
  • Location: On base of coffee cup
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: small circular white paper label

  • Text: 7 or 9
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.117 & A-B-2010
Primary reference Number: 177303
Entry form number: 1038
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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