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Plate: C.105-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain plate, decorated with birds and trees in onglaze iron-red, yellow, two tones of green, blue, purple, pink and brown enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain plate, decorated onglaze in iron-red, yellow, two tones of green, blue, purple, pink and brown enamels and gilt. The circular plate has a scalloped rim with twelve arcs and is moulded with woven oziers. The centre is painted in Sèvres style with two exotic birds standing on an island by a tree, on which perches another bird. The well is scattered with three birds and two insects in flight, with distant flocks between. The rim has a gilt dentil border.

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 20.6 cm

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, green, purple and pink) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, painted onglaze with iron-red, yellow, two tones of green, blue, purple, brown and pink enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.105-1933
Primary reference Number: 34304
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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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