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Tea bowl and saucer: C.118 & A-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded with relief bands of flowers and foliage, and decorated overglaze with bands of green ground colour and gilding

Steatitic soft-paste porcelain, moulded, decorated overglaze with bands of green ground colour and gilding. The tea bowl has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. The cup is decorated externally with a wide band of flowers and foliage in relief, with a band of green ground colour with a scalloped edge below, with gold flower heads in the dips, and above by a more lightly scalloped band with a gold scalloped line on the edge and pendant trefoil leaves. Inside there is a gold sprig. The circular saucer has shallow curved sides and stands on a footring. The inside is decorated en suite.

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

3rd quarter 18th Century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1770

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ground colour ( green enamel) gold
Tea Bowl Diameter 7.4 cm Height 4.4 cm Height 1⅝ in
Teabowl Diameter 2⅞ in

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
presumed steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, both pieces moulded with relief bands of flowers and foliage, and decorated overglaze with bands of green ground colour and gilding
Glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: small circular white paper label

  • Text: 66
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.118 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177304
Entry form: 1038
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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