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Sauce tureen: C.13 & A & B-1958

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory
Painter: Giles, James (In style of)




Soft-paste porcelain tureen and cover and stand, decorated with flower sprays onglaze with polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain tureen, cover and stand, decorated onglaze with claret ground colour and iron-red, yellow, green, blue, lilac, puce and brown enamels and gilt. The tureen is of quatrelobed oval shape, with two scallop shell handles; the domed cover is of similar shape with an artichoke knop; and the deep stand, en suite, has incurved sides and stands on a footring. Decorated with the 'Hope Edwards' pattern. The sides of the tureen are decorated with sprays and sprigs of coloured fruit and flowers, below a wavy claret border with eight pendants which are overlaid with cornucopiae of flowers and trellis in ciselé gilding; the two shell handles are picked out in gilding. The cover is decorated en suite with the knop and two leaves picked out in gilding. In the centre of the stand is a cluster of fruit and flowers with a gilt band round the well; the sides are decorated en suite with the rest.

Legal notes

Given by Miss E.M. Furlonge

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1958) by Furlonge, E. M.


18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1775


See correspondence of 1st May, 1981 from Robert Williams of Winfred Williams, 3 Bury Street, St. James's, London, S.W.1., in which he states that this item is later-decorated, 19th century forgery. Examination has shown it to have definite signs of erasure of old decoration and addition of new, particularly the claret ground and gilding. The gilding is coarse and muddy, and the claret colour rather pale. The flower painting is in the style of the London decorator, James Giles.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red, yellow, green, blue, lilac, puce and brown) gold
Tureen And Cover Height 12.2 cm Length 16.0 cm
Stand Length 23.2 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft paste-porcelain decorated onglaze with claret ground colour and iron-red, yellow, green, blue, lilac, puce and brown enamels and gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.13 & A & B-1958
Primary reference Number: 37019
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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