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Sugar bowl: C.36 & A-1927

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Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain sugar bowl and cover, transfer-printed onglaze in purple, painted in polychrome enamels with two scenes amid classical ruins and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain sugar bowl and cover, transfer-printed onglaze in purple, painted in blue, green, yellow, pink, red and brown enamel colours and gilt. Circular with deep sides, standing on a footring; circular lid with domed centre and flower knob. On the bowl, a woman is shown drawing water from a well; a man crosses a bridge behind a temple; a man walks amongst ruins. On the lid, a ruined castle and two ruins are shown among trees.


History note: Unknown before Dr W.S. Hadley (d. 25 December 1927), Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr W.S. Hadley

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.5 cm
Height: 11.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927-12-25) by Hadley, W. S.


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1765 CE - Circa 1770 CE

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Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed onglaze in purple and painted in blue, green, yellow, pink, red and brown enamel colours and gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.36 & A-1927
Primary reference Number: 33066
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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