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Plate: C.15-1975

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain plate, painted underglaze in blue with three Chinese boys playing in a fenced garden

Soft-paste porcelain plate, painted underglaze in blue. The circular plate has a wide, flat, out-turned rim, and rounded well, and stands on an undercut footring. It is painted in the centre with The Children at Play pattern, showing three Chinese boys playing in a fenced garden, and on the rim with four floral vignettes reserved in a honeycomb diaper ground. The underside of the rim is painted with four Precious Objects.


History note: Frank Arnold Collection, no. E388. Anhony Alfred Lyttelton, 2nd Viscount Chandos

Legal notes

Given by Viscount Chandos

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.9 cm
Height: 3.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1975) by Chandos, Viscount


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Production date: circa AD 1755

School or Style

Oriental style

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: pseudo three character Chinese mark in double circle

  • Location: On reverse in middle
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 'Frank Arnold Collection' and 'no.E388'
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed and in script
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.15-1975
Primary reference Number: 37028
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 30 January 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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