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Sugar bowl: C.123 & A-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Wedgwood (Probably)




White earthenware with slightly blue tinted lead-glaze, painted in terracotta, red and black enamels, and gilt

White earthenware with very slightly blue-tinted glaze, painted overglaze in terracotta, red and black enamels, and gilt. Oval, with bulbous sides, and rim rising up at each end. The oval cover rests on a ledge within the rim. It is of ogee form surmounted by an oval shuttle-shaped knob with a central bead on top. The sides are decorated with a broad border of five stylized flowerheads and five smaller closed flowers linked by a horizontal black stem with leaves branching from it, against a terracotta-coloured ground. Below there is a broad black band, and above a gold band. There is a narrow gold band round the base, and the edge of the rim is gilt.. The cover has a similar border. Its edge, and the top of the knob, apart from the central area, and the top of its bead are gilded.


History note: Uncertain before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dame Anne Warburton

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1810

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( terracotta, red and black) gold

Materials used in production

white Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, moulded, lead-glazed and painted in terracotta, red, and black enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: small circular off-white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 17
  • Location: On base of bowl
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.123 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177311
Entry form number: 1038
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 August 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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