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Dish: OC.47-1936

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Enamelled white dish, decorated with flowers which represent the seasons. The dish is oval with a narrow rim, deep and slightly sloping sides and a flat central area, which is supported on the underside by four strips of copper without enamel.
Decorated in the middle with an arrangement of sprays of roses and chrysanthemums and a stem of seeding grass, surrounded by a narrow pale border with darker blue foliated scrolls and flowerheads over it.
On the sides there are a pale and dark pink diaper pattern, which is interrupted by four oblong shaped panels containing respectively: two rose sprays, a prunus branch. a spray of two daisies, and a spray of pinks.
On the rim there are black foliated scrolls and flowerheads embellished with gilding. The back is decorated with a central spray and two pink flowers, the sides have a pink ground decorated in darker pink with foliated scrolls and flowerheads, and the underside of the rim is pale green

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Reginald Cory

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.4 cm
Length: 27.1 cm
Width: 18.6 cm

Relative size of this object

27.1 cm2.4 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1936) by Cory, Reginald R.

Components of the work

Back composed of ground colour Flowerheads composed of gilt Strips composed of copper

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Enamelling Gilding

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.47-1936
Primary reference Number: 201989
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 30 June 2015 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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