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Potting pot: C.25A-1973

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain butter tub, painted in polychrome enamels with Chinese scenes.

Soft-paste porcelain butter tub, moulded, and painted in red, yellow, green, blue, pink and brown enamels. The oval tubs have lobed dodecagonal sloping sides, which flare outwards towards the rim. The sides are moulded with two oval panels edged with scrolls and rocaillerie, which are divided by two smaller rococo motifs. The two panels are painted in famille verte style with a man holding a fishing net, and a boy fishing in mountainous river landscapes. The interior of each painted with a central flower spray, the rim with a green cell diaper border interspersed with floral vignettes.

Notes

History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; Dr Staham died 1967; Mrs Statham died 1970;

Legal notes

Purchased with the Cunliffe Fund, and with grant-in-aid from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 17.5 cm
Height: 7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1973) by Collection of Dr & Mrs H. Statham

Dating

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

Note

This pot and its pair were accessioned as butter tubs, but by the 1980s they were being described as potted-meat dishes, and research by Trevor Darling supports this possibility. See Documentation

School or Style

Rococo
Chinoiserie

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, blue, pink and brown)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted in red, yellow, green, blue, pink and brown enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.25A-1973
Primary reference Number: 37024
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 June 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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