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Saucer: C.42-1927

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Worcester Porcelain Factory
Engraver: Müller, Johann Sebastian (Taken from)
Pannini, Giovanni Paolo (After)
Engraver: Hancock, Robert




Soft-paste porcelain saucer, transfer-printed onglaze in purple, painted in polychrome enamels with 'The Temple of Minerva Medica' and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain saucer, transfer-printed onglaze in purple, painted in blue, green, yellow, reddish-brown and gilt. Circular with shallow curved sides, standing on a footring. The 'Temple of Minerva Medica'. A purple band encircles the rim.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by W.S. Hadley

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.7 cm
Height: 2.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
George III
Circa 1765 - Circa 1770


The obelisk and the temple were taken from an engraving by J.S. Müller (in London 1744-60) after Giovanni Paolo Pannini. See documentation.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, reddish-brown) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.42-1927
Primary reference Number: 33072
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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