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Leaf-shaped dish: C.133-1932

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain leaf-shaped dish, decorated onglaze in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain leaf-shaped dish, decorated onglaze in iron-red, pale yellow, green, blue, purple, grey and pink enamels. The dish is in the shape of two overlapping vine leaves with curved vinestock handle, moulded in shallow relief with naturalistic veins and tendrils, on triangular footring. In the centre is a coloured spray of flowers with two smaller sprigs and a leaf which masks an imperfection; these are superimposed on the overlapping leaves, which are edged in green shading to pale yellow, and veined in grey; the handle is painted in brown with touches of yellow.


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.4 cm
Width: 22.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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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
Circa 1760 - 1765

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red, pale yellow, green, blue, purple, grey and pink)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain decorated onglaze in iron-red, pale yellow, green, blue, purple, grey and pink enamels
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.133-1932
Primary reference Number: 33950
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 March 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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