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Strawberry Leaf Plate: C.81-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Strawberry Leaf Plate


Factory: Longton Hall Porcelain Manufactory
Proprietor: Littler, William




Soft-paste porcelain soup plate, painted with leaves and fruiting strawberry plants in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain soup plate, moulded in relief, lead-glazed, and painted in red, yellow, green, blue, purple and puce enamels. The deep circular plate has a turned-out wavy rim, moulded alternately with leaves and fruiting strawberry plants, and stands on a low, ground footring. The moulded decoration is naturalistically coloured, and the plate is further painted with scattered sprays and sprigs of flowers, in the style of the 'Trembly Rose Painter'. In a pair with C.80-1933.


History note: Uncertain before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. A.V. Valentine-Richards

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.5 cm
Height: 4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Longton Hall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-04-05) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev


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

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, blue, purple and puce)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief, lead-glazed, and painted in red, yellow, green, blue, purple and puce enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.81-1933
Primary reference Number: 38135
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 27 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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