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Tea bowl: C.167 & A-1932

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Philip Christian's Factory (Perhaps)




Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted in polychrome enamels in famille-rose style with birds and flowers.

Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted in red, green, blue, turquoise and pink enamels. Both pieces are circular, with rounded sides and low footrings. They are painted in famille-rose style with flowering peonies growing from rockwork, with a bird perched in a branch, within a red loop and line border.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1765 CE - 1770 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, green, blue, turquoise and pink)
Tea Bowl Diameter 8.9 cm Height 4.0 cm
Saucer Height 2.5 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted in red, green, blue, turquoise and pink enamels

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.167 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 38051
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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