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Plate: EC.5-1939

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Kerr and Binns
Bott, Thomas




Bone china plate, painted in white enamel with putti and grotesques on underglaze blue ground and gilt.

Bone china plate, painted in white enamel and gilt, on underglaze blue ground.The plate is circular, with slightly rounded sides; it has no well, and is supported on a low footring. The deep glossy underglaze blue cobalt ground has three circular medallions in reserve, each painted en 'grisaille' in imitation of 16th century Limoges enamels, with 3 winged putti in raised white enamel; the vessel which they carry are gilt, with details picked out of 'grotteschi' in white, with gilt details. The centre of the plate is banded with an anthemion border in gilt. The underglaze blue ground colour extends to the underside of the plate, and the footring is banded in gilt, with chased diagonal hatching.

Legal notes

Given by C.H.B. Caldwell

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 25.8 cm
Height: 3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-02-01) by Caldwell, C.H.B.


19th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1859

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( white) gold blue

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: signed

  • Text: T.Bott Des. & Pinx 1859
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: In red enamel script
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.5-1939
Primary reference Number: 37751
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 22 October 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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