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Bough-pot: C.130-1932

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain bough-pot, decorated with sprigs of flowers underglaze in scale-blue, onglaze in polichrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain bough-pot, decorated underglaze in scale-blue, onglaze in iron-red, green, pink and purple enamels, and gilt. The bombé tri-lobate sides are moulded with three scroll-edged cartouches below a raised and out-turned gallery moulded with scrolls flanking quatre-lobed aperture surrounded by smaller circular holes. The flat back rises to a rococo scroll-moulded cresting which has been contemporaneously broken and glazed over, and is pierced with two holes for suspension. Decorated underglaze in blue with a scale ground, reserved with gilt-edged cartouches painted in polychrome enamels with pendant flower swags. The back is similarly decorated and the moulded gallery is picked out with feathering, C-scrolls, ermine-spots and a barbed chain link motif in gilding.


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.9 cm
Width: 21.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain decorated underglaze in scale-blue, onglaze in iron-red, green, pink and purple enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.130-1932
Primary reference Number: 33864
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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