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Coffee pot: C.72 & A-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain coffee pot and cover, painted underglaze in blue, and onglaze with Chinese scenes in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain coffee pot and cover, painted underglaze in blue, and onglaze in red, yellow, turquoise, blue, brown, black and pink enamels and gilt. The pear-shaped coffee pot has a curved spout and S-scroll handle, on a low footring. The domed cover is surmounted by a flower knob. It is painted on both sides in famille-rose style with a seated man and a lady beside a marble table, a gardener offering a plant in front of a tall table. The rim is banded with a floral diaper border in underglaze blue, below a gilt line. The cover is decorated en suite, the flower knob naturalistically coloured.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 22 cm
Width: 16.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Mid#
George III
Circa 1760 - 1765

School or Style

Traditional format

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, turquoise, blue, brown, black and pink) cobalt-blue gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.72 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 32870
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 June 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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