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Plate: C.93-1918

Object information

Awaiting location update


Factory: Thomas Flight's Factory




Soft-paste porcelain plate, painted onglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt

Soft-paste porcelain plate, painted onglaze in red, green, blue, pink and brown enamels, and gilt. The circular plate has a scalloped out-turned rim of twelve lobes, and is supported on a low footring. It is painted in the centre with the crowned coat of arms of the Duke of Clarence, with the insignia of the Order of the Garter between sprays of oak and olive. The rim has the entwined ribbons of the Orders of Thistle and Garter, enclosing insignia, and sprays of thistle and rose.


History note: Unknon before donor

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.0 cm
Width: 24.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1789 CE - 1790 CE


This plate formed part of dessert service commissioned from Flight's Worcester factory by William Henry, Duke of Clarence, the fourth son of George III. Prince William was already a Knight of the Garter, when in 1789 he was awarded the Order of the Thistle and was created Duke of Clarence and St Andrew.

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted onglaze in red, green, blue, pink and brown enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a crown

  • Type: Mark
  • Text: Flight
  • Method of creation: In script
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: an open crescent underglaze in blue

  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.93-1918
Primary reference Number: 37269
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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