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Tea caddy: C.18 & A-1932

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain tea caddy and cover, decorated with scroll and floral garlands underglaze in blue, onglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain tea caddy and cover, decorated underglaze in blue, onglaze in iron-red, green, pink, purple and turquoise enamels, and gilt. The tea caddy is ovoid with fluted sides, a circular splayed footring and a cylindrical neck. The high domed cover is fluted and has a flower knob. The shoulders are decorated with a scalloped band of underglaze blue with a gilt dentil collar above and edged below with gilt C-scrolls from which hang three floral garlands in coloured enamels; above the footring there is a gilt scroll-edges turquoise border, caillouté in black with a gilt band below. The cover (A) is decorated en suite and the flower knob is picked out in gold.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

18th Century, Mid#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1770

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: script 'W'

  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: circular

  • Text: FRANCES L. DICKSON
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 33139
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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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