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Tea bowl: C.89 & A-1933

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted underglaze in blue with the 'Prunus Root' pattern.

Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted underglaze in blue. Circular cup with deep curved sides and six-lobed rim. The exterior of the cup and inside of the saucer are decorated with the 'Prunus Root' pattern; the inside of the cup is decorated with a central sprig and below the rim with two sprays and a butterfly.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. A.V. Valentine-Richards

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George II or George III
Circa 1758 - 1765

School or Style

Chinese

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Saucer Height 2.1 cm Width 12.0 cm
Cup Height 4.1 cm Width 7.0 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a diamond surrounded by four dots

  • Location: On the tea bowl
  • Method of creation: Painted in underglaze blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: T
  • Location: On the saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in underglaze blue
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.89 & A-1933
Primary reference Number: 34170
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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