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Coffee pot: C.2 & A-1967

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain coffee pot and cover, decorated with a powder-blue ground, and painted underglaze in blue with Chinese scenes.

Soft-paste porcelain coffee pot and cover, with a powder-blue ground, and painted underglaze in blue. The pear-shaped coffee pot has a long curved spout, and ear-shaped strap handle with scroll thumbpiece and terminal, on a low footring. The domed cover is surmounted by a conical knop. The powder-blue ground is reserved on each side with a large fan-shaped panel enclosing a scene of a figure fishing, surrounded by four small circular medallions enclosing flower sprigs. The cover is decorated en suite.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by J.F.P. Parker

Measurements and weight

Height: 23 cm
Width: 17.5 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1967) by Parker, J. F. P.


Mid-18th Century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1765

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of powder-blue cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2 & A-1967
Primary reference Number: 37023
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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