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Saucer: C.85-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain saucer, decorated with flowers underglaze in scale-blue, onglaze in red, blue and green enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain saucer, decorated underglaze in scale-blue, onglaze in red, blue and green enamels and gilt. Circular with rounded sides, standing on a footring. Decorated with a central floral medallion surrounded by scale-blue ground reserved with three small vase-shaped alternating with three larger shaped panels, and with pairs of smaller triangular panels by the rim, all edged by gilt scrollwork and containing chrysanthemums and other flowering plants, and in one panel also a wheatsheaf.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
George III
Circa 1770 - 1775

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, blue and green) cobalt-blue gold

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.85-1918
Primary reference Number: 32898
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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