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Dish: C.43-1998

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Current Location: In storage






Hard paste porcelain, moulded (thick and heavy), painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel, and gold in Imari style. The dish is shaped like an ormer (haliotis) shell enhanced with integral moulded decoration. The rounded sides rest on a low tapered footring. The lip has a band of pale brown glaze. The interior is decorated with stylised waves, seashells and seaweed by the seashore. The reverse has four little groups of stylised waves, with a narrow blue line below and two lines round the footring.


History note: Freeman, Portobello Market, from whom purchased by the donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.4 cm
Width: 17.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998-10-12) by Finch, Irene, Miss


18th Century, Mid-Late
Circa 1750 - 1800

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( red) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel, and gold in Imari style

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.43-1998
Primary reference Number: 28780
Irene Finch collection: 94/84
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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