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Vase: C.294A-1991

Object information


Humphrey Chamberlain's Factory (Factory)
Attributed to Baxter, Thomas


Soft-paste porcelain spill vase, painted with feathers in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain spill vase, painted in enamel colours and gilt. Cylindrical with everted rim and projecting foot. On the front of the vase, are naturalistically painted feathers in a rectangular panel with a wide gilt frame, reserved in a pale orange ground decorated overall with gilt leaves. Formal gilt border under the rim and a gilt band on the foot. In a pair with C.294B-1991.


History note: Anonymous loan since 1985

Legal notes

Purchased with the J.R.V. Smyth Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1991-04-29) by Levine, Victor


Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1800 CE - 1810 CE


Chamberlain's Worcester porcelain was a hard-paste, unlike the steatitic soft-paste porcelain of the original Worcester facotry.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamel colours and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Chamberlains/Worcester
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: In dark red-brown enamel
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.294A-1991
Primary reference Number: 37728
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 March 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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