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Dish: C.77-1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Limehouse Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain dish, painted underglaze in blue with Chinese figures.

Soft-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue. The octagonal dish has a deep oval well and stands on a wedge-shaped footring. It is painted in the centre with two Chinese figures flanking a table in a garden. The rim is painted with four trailing flower sprays.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.5 cm
Width: 21.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Limehouse ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 CE - 1748 CE


Formerly attributed to Liverpool by Dr Bernard M. Watney, 24.10.1964, but re-attributed by him to Limehouse, 17.03.1992, following the excavation at Limehouse. Limehouse is situated 2½ miles east of London Bridge.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.77-1932
Primary reference Number: 37869
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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