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Tea bowl: C.64 & A-1918

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Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted with flowers in underglaze blue and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted underglaze in blue and gilt. Each piece is of circular shape with rounded sides with twenty-four flutes and scalloped rims; the cup stands on a footring. The tea bowl is decorated with an underglaze blue border, gilt with a chain between gilt scalloped bands; inside there is a central blue circle entwined with a gilt foliate garland surrounding a gilt flower spray. The saucer is decorated en suite.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1785 - 1795

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue gold Saucer Diameter 13.5 cm Height 3.0 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 8.5 cm Height 5.0 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.64 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 32861
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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