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Basket: C.20-1931

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Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain basket, moulded and painted with flowers underglaze in blue and onglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and painted underglaze in blue and onglaze in red, yellow, green, purple and pink enamels, and gilt. The quatrelobed oval basket has high honeycomb-moulded sides, each 'cell' outlined in yellow and enclosing a pink quatrefoil florette. The two stalk handles have applied naturalistically coloured narcissus flower and leaf terminals. The interior is painted with coloured flowers reserved within gilt rococo scroll-edged panels on a blue-scale ground. The cover (C.22-1931) and stand (C.21-1931) are painted en suite and the pierced sides are moulded with arcaded basketwork.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.0 cm
Length: 21.5 cm

Relative size of this object

21.5 cm8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

18th century
George III
Circa 1770 - 1775

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and painted underglaze in blue and onglaze in red, yellow, green, purple and pink enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.20-1931
Primary reference Number: 33123
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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