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Jug: C.140-1932

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chamberlain's Worcester Porcelain Factory




Porcelain jug, double-walled pierced, painted underglaze in blue, onglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Porcelain jug, double-walled pierced, painted underglaze in blue, 'jewelled' in coloured enamels, and gilt. The pear-shaped jug has a simulated bamboo handle, and flared neck with quatrelobed ogival rim. It stands on a small double-walled circular footring, with quatrefoil decoration. The sides are pierced with panels of Chinese-inspired fretwork alternating with upright bands of circlets. The pierced decoration is gilt, the neck and shoulders are painted in underglaze blue and enriched with gilt-edged 'jewels' in red, green, yellow and white enamel.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.5 cm
Width: 10.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


19th Century, Mid#
Circa 1846 - 1850

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) cobalt-blue gold

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Chamberlain Worcester
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Painted in purple enamel
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.140-1932
Primary reference Number: 37687
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 22 October 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 23 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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