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Tea bowl: C.52 & A-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted in polychrome enamel colours. Circular cup with slightly everted rim, moulded with 'pleats' and two large and two small scroll framed panels; footring. The two large panels are each decorated with Chinese 'Stag Hunt' pattern; and the two small panels with a floral sprig. Inside there are three rocks in the centre and puce scrolls encircling the rim. Saucer circular, moulded with 'pleats' radiating from a central medallion, and with two large and two small framed panels. Decorated en suite with the tea bowl.


History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; Dr Statham died 1967; Mrs Statham died 1970; their daughter, Miss Beryl Statham by whom lent anonymously in 1970. Bequeathed by Miss Statham, 1990, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Statham, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1990) by H.M. Government


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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome)
Saucer Diameter 11.8 cm
Cup Rim Diameter 6.9 cm
Cup Height 4.3 cm

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.52 & A-1992
Primary reference Number: 37239
Old object number: Statham Loan 20 & A-1970
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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