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Tea bowl: C.3141 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, moulded, glazed and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, moulded and gilt. The circular tea bowl and saucer are of double ogee shape, with spirally fluted sides, and plain footrings. The interior of the tea bowl has a gilt band round the rim and a central flower spray; the saucer has a gilt band around the rim.


History note: Collection of Dr Horace Jeaffreson, sold at Puttick and Simpson, 12th December, 1911, Collection of Lowestoft Porcelain

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1785 - 1795

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold
Saucer Diameter 14.0 cm Height 3.0 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 8.7 cm Height 6.0 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Absolon Yarm
  • Location: On saucer
  • Method of creation: In red script
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3141 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 33111
Old object number: 3558, vol. 15
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 February 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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