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Ice-pail: C.112.1 & A & B-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Grainger's Worcester (Probably)




Porcelain ice-pail with cover and liner, decorated with an underglaze blue scale ground, reserves painted in polychrome enmales with flowers, and gilding.

Porcelain ice-pail with cover and liner, painted underglaze in blue, in red, yellow, green, pink and purple onglaze enamel, and gilt. The circular pail has rounded sides and double, angular handles, and stands on four bun feet. The cover has a high galleried side, and central high heart-shaped finials formed of overlapping scrolls; the deep liner with rounded sides and everted rim. The ice-pail has a blue-scale ground, reserved with three panels of coloured flowers, framed by gilt rococo scrollwork, and separated by smaller panels; the cover is similarly decorated, and the interior of the gallery is gilt with a band of berried foliage; the handles, feet and finials are gilt; the liner is plain, but for a gilt-edge rim. In a pair with C.112.2 & A & B-1918.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.0 cm
Height: 25.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1800 - 1815

School or Style

Sèvres style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, pink and purple) cobalt-blue gold
Liner Diameter 20.0 cm Height 10.0 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.112.1 & A & B-1918
Primary reference Number: 37733
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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