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Tureen: C.254 & A-2015

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur




Glazed hard-paste porcelain tureen and cover decorated with applied rose sprays

Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, decorated with applied modelled rose sprays, and glazed. The tureen is oval with bulging sides which have two groups of swirling fluting on each side and a band of osier pattern below the rim. At both ends there is a branch handle with sprays of roses and leaves at its junction with the bowl. In the middle of the base there is a longitudinal ridge 5 cm long. The cover is domed and similarly decorated and handled.


History note: The donor's parents

Legal notes

Given by Frank Hermann

Measurements and weight

Height: 26.2 cm
Length: 37.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Berlin ⪼ Prussia ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2015-04-27) by Hermann, Frank


Late 19th Century
Circa 1880 CE - 1900 CE


The Royal Porcelain Manufactory in Berlin was founded in 1763 by Frederick II (the Great) of Prussia when he bought an existing porcelain factory, which had been owned since 1761 by Johan Ernst Gotzkowsky.

School or Style

Rococo Revival

Components of the work

Tureen Length 28.8 cm Width 20.1 cm
Cover Width 22 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: sceptre with incised diagonal line over it
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted or printed underglaze in blue and incised
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.254 & A-2015
Primary reference Number: 201349
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 26 May 2015 Updated: Tuesday 25 June 2019 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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