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Dessert stand: C.9-1995

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Royal Porcelain Company

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Description

Bone china dessert stand, decorated with royal-blue ground colour, polychrome enamels, turquoise and white 'jewels', gilding and raised gilding.

Bone china dessert stand, decorated with royal-blue ground colour, blue, pale turquoise, pale greenish-yellow and pink enamel colours, turquoise and white 'jewels', gilding and raised gilding. The circular shallow concave dish is supported on an octagonal columnar stem with a depressed globular cushion knop and an octagonal projection with eight Moorish arches. Below is an eight-lobed foot with projecting mouldings above and below its vertical edge. The underside of the dish, the 'cushion' and the top of the foot have a royal-blue ground decorated with gold arabesques and stylised plant motifs, which, on the foot, are partly coloured turquoise. The top of the dish is decorated in the other colours and raised gilding with an interlace border and a central rosette. There are turquoise 'jewels' round the vertical edge of the foot, on the 'cushion' and on the edge of the underside of the rim, and white 'jewels' between the lobes on the top of the foot and round the outer edge of the dish and about half-way across its surface.

Notes

History note: Purchased by the donor from Haslam & Whiteway Ltd., 105 Kensington Church Street, London, W8

Legal notes

Given by Simon Swynfen Jervis

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1995) by Jervis, Simon Swynfen

Dating

Third quarter of 19th century
Victoria
Production date: circa AD 1867

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in blue, pale turquoise, pale greenish-yellow and pink enamels) gold
Rim Diameter 23 cm
Ground

Materials used in production

Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Bone china, decorated with royal-blue ground colour, blue, pale turquoise, pale greenish-yellow and pink enamel colours, turquoise and white 'jewels', gilding and raised gilding
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9-1995
Primary reference Number: 37809
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 22 October 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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