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Tea bowl: C.128 & A-1932

Object information


Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted with flowers underglaze in blue, and onglaze in iron-red and turquoise enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted underglaze in blue, and onglaze in iron-red and turquoise enamels, and gilt. The circular tea bowl has rounded sides, and stands on a low footring, the shallow saucer is of similar shape. The sides of the tea bowl are painted in Imari style with four vertical gros-bleu panels reserved with a red-mons on a floral or diaper ground, alternating with four panels with a gros-bleu mons, on a ground painted with a flowering tree or trellis diaper, the interior with a central medallion enclosing an oriental flower spray, the saucer is decorated en suite.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1770

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red and turquoise) cobalt-blue gold Saucer Diameter 12.0 cm Height 2.5 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 7.5 cm Height 4.0 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.128 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 33847
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 October 2015 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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