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Leaf dish: C.29-1973

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Longton Hall Porcelain Manufactory
Proprietor: Littler, William




Soft-paste porcelain leaf dish, decorated in Chinese famille rose style with animals amid plants in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain leaf dish, moulded, lead-glazed, and painted in coloured enamels. The dish is formed as a curled-over leaf with veining and four rudimentary feet on the reverse, the crabstock handle with two fig terminals. The handle is coloured in turquoise, green and pink, and the centre of the leaf is painted in Chinese famille rose style with two herons, one with a fish in its beak, among reeds and grasses, and two misty mountains in the distance.


History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; Dr Statham died 1967; Mrs Statham died 1970.

Legal notes

Purchased from Dr and Mrs H Statham Collection with the Cunliffe Fund and grant-in-aid from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.0 cm
Width: 17.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Longton Hall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1973) by Collection of Dr & Mrs H. Statham


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

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( turquoise, green, and pink)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.29-1973
Primary reference Number: 38154
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 27 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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