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Plate: C.29-1915

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain plate, painted onglaze with the 'Blind Earl' pattern in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain plate, moulded in relief and painted onglaze in red, yellow, green, 'dry-blue', brown, purple and pink enamels, and gilt. The circular plate has an out-turned scalloped rim with twenty four intersections, deep well, and stands on a footring. Decorated with the 'Blind Earl' pattern, the rose bud and leaves naturalistically coloured and surrounded by small sprigs of flowers, the rim with gilt C-scroll border.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Laurence Humphry

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19.5 cm
Height: 2.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1915) by Humphry, Lawrence, Mrs.


Mid-18th Century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1765

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, 'dry-blue', brown, purple and pink) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief and painted onglaze in red, yellow, green, 'dry-blue', brown, purple and pink enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a circle incised near the footring

  • Text: O
  • Location: Near the footring
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.29-1915
Primary reference Number: 32839
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 26 July 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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