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Tea bowl: C.53 & 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 with a pastoral scene.

Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted in polychrome enamel colours. Circular cup with shaped six-sided rim, the sides moulded with six vertical panels and a stylised floral border, standing on a footring. Decorated with two oval panels framed by black scrolls, each enclosing a shepherd and shepherdess in a landscape; between the panels, two floral sprigs. Saucer circular with shaped six-sided rim, moulded with a floral border and a scroll framed in a landscape, surrounded by four small floral sprigs and a flower head; dark red line on rim.


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


Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 - 1760

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome)
Saucer Diameter 11.9 cm
Cup Rim Diameter 7.5 cm
Cup Height 4.4 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.53 & A-1992
Primary reference Number: 37244
Old object number: Statham Loan 21 & A-1970
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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