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Ewer: C.10A-2013

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Copeland




Bone china decorated in the Kashmir style with enamel jewelling and gilding reserved on areas of pale pink and turquoise ground colour; bulbous bottle shape with gilt twisted and knotted rope handle. One of a pair.

Bone china decorated with pale pink and turquoise ground colours, dark puce enamel, jewelling in turquoise, red, and white enamels, and gilding. The bottle stands on a small circular foot which is slightly concave underneath. It has a bulbous lower part rising into a slender cylindrical neck and has a handle formed by two adjacent ropes with a knot near the top, and another at the lower end. The foot, the handle, and the inside of the neck are gilded overall. The upper and lower parts of the body have a turquoise ground decorated with jewelled plants at intervals. Between them is an area of pink ground decorated with interlacing gold straps with white beading enclosing jewelled quatrefoil motifs, crosses and flowerheads. This zone is separated from the turquoise ground below by a horizontal band of dark puce enamel overlaid by gold flowerheads and pairs of buds or leaves with jewelled centres. A similar band runs round the mouth.


History note: Ronald S. Copeland (1918-2002); William Copeland (b. 1966); sold Bonham's 23-24 July, 2013, The Contents of Trelissick House including the Copeland China China Collection, Feock, near Truro, Cornwall, day 2, p. 255, lot 660.

Legal notes

Purchased with the L.D. Cunliffe Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.2 cm
Height: 25.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2013-10-14) by Bonhams


19th Century, third quarter#
Victoria I
Circa 1870 CE - 1871 CE


Exhibited with its pair at the International Exhibition of 1871

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ground colour ( pink and turquoise) enamel ( turquoise, red, puce, white) gold

Materials used in production

Bone china

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label printed in black

  • Text: International Exhibition/Exhibitor’s name (printed). NY ? Copeland & Sons (hand-written). No of object:- (printed). ‘106’ (hand-written)
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on-label

  • Text: R.S.C./A94
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: RSC/94/A
  • Location: Inside neck
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro or ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: printed n black round outside ROYAL ACADEMY 1970 SPODE BICENTENARY EXHIBITION’ and hand-written in the middle in blue ink ‘394
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in blue ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10A-2013
Primary reference Number: 197412
Old object number: RSC 94A
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 22 October 2013 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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