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Vase: C.145 & A-1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Longton Hall Porcelain Manufactory
Potter: Littler, William




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

Soft-paste porcelain vase and floral cover, moulded, applied with flowers, lead-glazed, and painted in polychrome enamels. The vase is of assymetrical, rococo, urn shape stand on waisted circular base and is moulded with bosses and rocaillerie. The cover is formed as a pyramidal display of naturalistically modelled applied flowers, picked out in enamel colours. The side of each vase is painted with a bouquet of flowers. In a pair with C.144 & A-1932.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.5 cm
Width: 14.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Longton Hall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Production date: circa AD 1755

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, decorated with applied flowers, lead-glazed, and painted in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.145 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 38110
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 28 November 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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