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Salad bowl: C.136-1932

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain salad bowl, painted in Imari style with the 'Old Japan Fan Pattern' underglaze in blue, onglaze in red and green enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain salad bowl, painted underglaze in blue, onglaze in red and green enamels, and gilt. The bowl is of quatrelobed square shape, with rounded sides, on a low footring. It is painted in Imari style with the 'Old Japan Fan Pattern' on the inside with four half chrysanthemum roundels, petalled alternately in underglaze - blue, red and green, and gilt with leaves and diapers, separated by four blue medallions with gilt trellis-work. The centre has a large chrysanthemum head, and the outside is decorated en suite.


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24 cm
Height: 10.2 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
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red and green) 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: pseudo-Chinese character marks, within two concentric circles

  • Method of creation: In underglaze blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: rectangular printed label of 'T. RUDD Antiques, 106, High St., Southampton', and with '80d £aa Worcester' in script

  • Text: 'T. RUDD Antiques, 106, High St., Southampton' and '80d £aa Worcester'
  • Method of creation: In print and script
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.136-1932
Primary reference Number: 34095
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 22 October 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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