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Jatte de pot à la Romaine: C.176-2010

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Jatte de pot à la Romaine
Translated as: basin for a ewer 'à la Romaine'


Factory: Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain painted in polychrome enamels

Soft-paste porcelain moulded. glazed, painted in blue, four shades of green, yellow, dark puce, and purple enamels and gilded. Approximately oval in plan with undulating sides, notched at each end and having a depression on each side to facilitate handling. The interior sides are moulded in relief with four long leaves. On the base there are four patch marks, two at each end.

In the centre, is a basket filled to overflowing with flowers, including pansies, roses and peonies. On each side of the base, between the moulded leaves, there are two curving sprays of flowers and foliage, growing from the edge of the basin towards the centre, and then curving in opposite directions along the sides. There is an ant at the upper right side of the basin, and a ladybird (?) on the upper left side, covering blemishes in the glaze. The moulded foliage is outlined in gold. At the handle ends there are gold scroll motifs and there is a band of gilding round the rim.


History note: Wilfred Ariel Evill by whom bequeathed in 1963 subject to a life interest to Miss Honor E. Frost, who lent it to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1963, and died in 2010

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Wilfred A. Evill, 1963

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm
Height: 2¾ in
Length: 35.5 cm
Length: 14 in
Width: 26.7 cm
Width: 10½ in

Place(s) associated

  • Vincennes ⪼ Val-de-Marne ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2010-11-30) by Evill, Wilfrid Ariel


18th Century, Mid
Louis XV
Circa 1750 CE - 1752 CE


This basin form was intended to accompany a pot à la Romaine and would have been used for hand washing in the owner's private apartments.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, four shades of green, yellow, dark puce, and purple enamels) gold
Visible Areas composed of lead-glaze ( presumed lead-glaze)

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, press-moulded, lead-glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, four shades of green, yellow, dark puce, and purple enamelsen, and gilded

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: interlaced LL enclosing a fleur de lis, with a crown above
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.176-2010
Primary reference Number: 179247
Old object number: Loan 4-1963
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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