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Dish: C.4B-1918

Object information

Maker(s)

Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain leaf dish, painted onglaze with Chinese figures in iron-red, yellow, green, blue, and puce enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain leaf dish, painted onglaze in iron-red, yellow, green, blue, and puce enamels and gilt. The dish is naturalistically moulded in the form of two overlapping cabbage leaves. It is painted in famille-rose style with two Chinese ladies and a boy chasing butterflies, a second boy standing by a marble table, and a white rabbit in the foreground. The wavy rim is edged with a gilt loop and dot border out-lined in iron-red.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.0 cm
Length: 25.8 cm
Width: 18.7 cm

Relative size of this object

25.8 cm3 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1765

School or Style

Chinoiserie

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red, yellow, green, blue, and puce) gold

Materials used in production

possibly lead Lead-glaze steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4B-1918
Primary reference Number: 32851
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 May 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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