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Basket: C.132-1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain basket, painted with flowers in onglaze polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain basket, with painted onglaze polychrome enamels. The basket is circular with openwork sides, pierced in the shape of fourteen intertwined circles, which are applied on the exterior with cinquefoil florettes at the intersections. The interior is painted in the centre with a bouquet of flowers in red, yellow, green, 'dry-blue', pink and purple, with scattered sprigs around the well and pierced sides. The exterior has applied yellow centred green flowerheads. The rim with a gilt line border.


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.5 cm
Height: 6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1765

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, purple, pink and 'dry-blue') gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, with painted onglaze enamels in red, yellow, green, 'dry-blue', pink and purple and gilt

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.132-1932
Primary reference Number: 33945
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 18 November 2021 Last processed: Monday 21 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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