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Vase: C.115 & A-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Longton Hall Porcelain Manufactory
Potter: Littler, William




Soft-paste porcelain vase and floral cover, painted in polychrome enamels

Soft-paste porcelain vase with floral cover, moulded with scrolls and 'rocaillerie', and with applied modelled flowers, lead-glazed, and painted in polychrome enamels. Of double ogee urn shape, the vase stands on a waisted foot and flat, unglazed base, flower sprays and sprigs, the applied flowers naturalistically coloured.


History note: Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA (1854-1941), St John's College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.5 cm
Width: 7.8 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Longton Hall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


Mid-18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome)

Materials used in production

except for base Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, with applied modelled decoration, lead-glazed, and painted in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 2
  • Location: On cover
  • Method of creation: In red enamel
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.115 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 38064
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 28 November 2021 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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