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Basket: C.69 & A-1997

Object information

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Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain basket and cover, printed, and painted underglaze in blue.

Soft-paste porcelain basket and cover, moulded, printed, and painted underglaze in blue. The quatrelobed oval basket has steep sloping sides, moulded with quatrefoil florettes within hexagonal cells, and with two crabstock handles with applied flower and leaf terminals. The pierced quatrelobed cover is pierced with an oval panel of latticework in the centre, and radiating tapering panels decorated with quatrefoil florettes. Its crabstock handle has applied flower and leaf terminals. The interior of the basket is printed with 'The Ripe Pomegranate' pattern, with a painted lambrequin border round the rim. The moulded florettes and applied flowers and leaves are picked out in blue underglaze. The handle and its terminals are also picked out in blue underglaze.


History note: Purchased by the donor at Sotheby's, Toronto in 1967

Legal notes

Given by Dr M. Jane Phillips

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997) by Phillips, M. Jane


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1770 - 1775

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Cover Height 6.3 cm Length 18.5 cm
Basket Height 8.3 cm Length 21.2 cm

Materials used in production

presume lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, printed, and painted underglaze in blue
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.69 & A-1997
Primary reference Number: 37265
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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