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Saucer: C.124-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Royal Berlin Porcelain Manufactory




Hard-paste porcelain decorated with a yellow ground, painting in polychrome enamels and gilding. In the middle a bird perching on a rock. The base is inscribed ‘Gelinote male,/des Pyrénées’ in black enamel

Hard-paste porcelain decorated with yellow ground colour, pale green, yellow, red, purple, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. Circular with sloping sides, and recessed base. Decorated in the centre with a bird standing on a small rock surrounded by leaves and small plants, and with a taller plant behind it. The base is painted in black enamel with the name of the bird, 'Gelinote male,/des Pyrénées'.

Legal notes

Given by Dame Anne Warburton

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.8 cm
Height: 3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Berlin ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
Frederick I
Frederick William II
Circa 1780 CE - 1790 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( pale green, yellow, red, purple, brown, and black) ground colour ( yellow) gold

Materials used in production

feldspathic Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain decorated with overglaze yellow ground colour, pale green, yellow, red, purple, brown, and black enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: sceptre
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: small e over the a in male

  • Text: Gelinote male,/des Pyrénées.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in black enamel
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: remains of a rectangular paper label

  • Location: On base
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: indistinct

  • Text: 21.
  • Location: On base stuck over the remains of rectangular label
  • Method of creation: Hand written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.124-2010
Primary reference Number: 177309
Entry form number: 1038
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 September 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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