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Leaf dish: C.4A-1918

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Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain leaf dish, decorated onglaze with flowers in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain leaf dish, decorated onglaze in polychrome enamels.The dish is moulded in the shape of two naturalistic overlapping cabbage leaves, standing on a triangular footring. Painted in red, yellow, green, blue and pink with a large bouquet of flowers, surrounded by fourteen smaller scattered sprays and sprigs, and a butterfly, the two central veins of the leaves picked out in pink.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Length: 26.0 cm
Width: 19.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


Mid-18th Century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1765

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, pink, and red)

Materials used in production

possibly lead Lead-glaze steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, decorated onglaze in blue, green, yellow, pink, and red enamels
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4A-1918
Primary reference Number: 32849
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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