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Tea bowl: C.106 & A-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory
Engraver: Hancock, Robert (Design)
Engraver: Elliott, William (Engraved by)
Painter: Cochin, Charles Nicolas II (After)




Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, transfer-printed with genre scenes in lilac enamel, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, transfer-printed in lilac, and gilt. The circular teabowl has fluted sides, and is supported on a low foot ring. The saucer has fluted, out-turned sides. The tea bowl is transfer-printed with 'L'Amour' by Robert Hancock with 'Garden Statuary' on the reverse and a swan swimming on the interior, the rim with a gilt line border. The saucer is printed en suite with 'L'Amour'.


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

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 III
Circa 1760 CE - 1765 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( lilac) gold
Saucer Diameter 11.6 cm Height 2.2 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 7.7 cm Height 4.2 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in lilac, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: square fretted seal mark
  • Location: On each piece
  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.106 & A-1950
Primary reference Number: 35306
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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