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Vase: C.105-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain vase, painted with Chinese scenes in red, yellow, green, blue and pink onglaze enamels, outlined in black.

Soft-paste porcelain vase, painted in red, yellow, green, blue and pink onglaze enamels, outlined in black. The slender baluster vase has a high, tapering conical neck, and is supported on a flaring base. It is painted in famille-rose style, on one side with a Chinese figure in a fenced garden, pointing a wand at the ground. The reverse is painted with a long-tailed bird in flight. The shoulders are banded with a floral and trellis diaper border.


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 24 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Circa 1752 - 1755

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, blue and pink) gold
Base Diameter 8.5 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted in red, yellow, green, blue and pink onglaze enamels, outlined in black

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.105-1950
Primary reference Number: 34365
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 June 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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