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Plate: EC.1-1946

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain plate, decorated onglaze with flower sprigs in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain plate, decorated onglaze with pea-green ground colour, iron-red, puce, green, lilac and 'dry-blue' enamels and gilding. Circular with scalloped edge of twenty-four arcs, sloping rim and deep well, standing on a footring. Decorated with the 'Marchioness of Huntley' pattern. The pea-green border is edged with gilt rococo scrollwork. Two pendant sprays of polychrome flowers curve across the well and there are smaller sprays next to the border. A gilt line encircles the outer edge.

Legal notes

Given by F.G. Collins

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946) by Collins, F.G.


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1765 CE - 1770 CE


This pattern is named because a dessert service of the same pattern was sold by the second wife of the 10th Marquess of Huntley in 1882.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red, puce, green, lilac and 'dry-blue') gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain decorated on glaze with apple-green ground colour, iron-red, puce, green, lilac and 'dry-blue' enamels and gilding

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.1-1946
Primary reference Number: 34361
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 November 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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