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Dish: C.119-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: uncertain




Soft-paste porcelain moulded, and painted in green and yellow enamels with a flower, bud, and foliage, and gilt. The name of the plant, ‘Devils Fig./or Prickly Poppy is inscribed on the base in pale purple enamel

Soft-paste porcelain (? bone china), moulded, and painted overglaze in green and yellow enamels and gilt. The glaze on the reversr is rather speckly. Oval with four shallow lobes, and shallow curved sides, standing on a footring. Decorated in the middle with a yellow flower on a stalk with leaves and a prickly bud, and round the edge with a broad band of gilding. The name of the plant, ‘Devils Fig./or Prickly Poppy' is inscribed on the base in pale purple enamel.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dame Anne Warburton

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.5 cm
Height: 1¾ in
Length: 27.2 cm
Length: 10¾ in
Width: 19 cm
Width: 7½ in

Place(s) associated

  • Staffordshire ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1790 CE - 1810 CE


Place of origin not yet identified

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( green and yellow) gold

Materials used in production

might be bone china Soft-paste porcelain
presumed lead-glaze Glaze

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.119-2010
Primary reference Number: 177305
Entry form number: 1038
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 5 October 2012 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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