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Beaker (drinking vessel): C.14-1975

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: Limehouse Porcelain Manufactory (Probably)

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain beaker, painted underglaze in blue with Chinese decoration.

Soft-paste porcelain beaker, painted underglaze in blue. The misshapen beaker stands unevenly on a sagging base with a flattened footring. It is painted with a Chinese lady walking in a fenced garden. The inside of the rim is banded with a trellis diaper border interspersed with floral vignettes.

Legal notes

Given by Viscount Chandos

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Limehouse ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1975) by Chandos, Viscount

Dating

Mid-18th Century
Circa 1745 CE - 1748 CE

Note

This beaker was accessioned as Lund's Bristol/Worcester, but it was suggested by David Clarke (letter 3 November 1982) and by members of the Friends of the Dyson Perrins Museum, Worcester (27 August 1984) that it might be Liverpool. The design does not correspond to any of the painted designs illustrated by Branyan, L., French, N. and Sandon, J., Worcester Blue and White Porcelain 1751-1790, London, 1981, but part of the design corresponds to a beaker attributed to William Reid's factory, Liverpool, in the City Museum, Birmingham. See Watney, Bernard M., English Blue and White Porcelain of the 18th century, London, 2nd ed., 1973, pl. 45c, dated to 1755-61. It was later reattributed to Limehouse by Watney.

School or Style

Chinese

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)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-1975
Primary reference Number: 37895
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 30 January 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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