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Tea bowl: C.91 & A-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted underglaze in blue, onglaze in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted underglaze in blue, onglaze in red, turquoise, yellow, green, blue, pink and purple enamels and gilt. The circular cup has rounded fluted sides, with low footring and ear-shaped handle, with fluted saucer, en suite. The cup is painted in the inside with a landscape in a medallion, with turquoise husk border, the outside has three floral sprays, and insects. The rim is banded in underglaze blue, edged with C-scrolls and with a chain border, in gilt.

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


18th Century
George III
Circa 1770 - 1775

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, turquoise, yellow, green, blue, pink and purple) cobalt-blue gold
Tea Bowl Diameter 10.0 cm Height 4.7 cm
Saucer Diameter 14.0 cm Height 2.7 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.91 & A-1933
Primary reference Number: 34198
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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