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Saucer dish: C.34-1998

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Uncertain)




Hard paste porcelain painted with red, green and black enamels. Circular, unusual shape, shallow with steeply rising low rounded sides resting on a low footring. The inside is painted with an asymmetrical design of fronds of unrolling fern and mosses outlined in black and grasses in red.


History note: One of six purchased in Islington by the donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.3 cm
Height: 2.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998) by Finch, Irene, Miss


18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE


China or Japan, perhaps painted in Japan. According to the donor the glaze is very green, and it is well potted suggesting China or quite late Japanese, but overglaze is no different from the 17th Century

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, green and black)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.34-1998
Primary reference Number: 28722
Irene Finch collection: 88/92
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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