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Strawberry Leaf Plate: C.44-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Strawberry Leaf Plate

Maker(s)

Factory: Longton Hall Porcelain Manufactory
Potter: Littler, William

Entities

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain 'strawberry leaf plate', decorated in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain 'strawberry plate', moulded in relief with strawberries and leaves, and covered with pale blueish-grey glaze. Painted in blue, green, yellow, pale red, purple, grey and black enamel colours. Circular with shaped edge and shallow well; recessed base. Decorated in the middle with a bird standing on an island with a butterfly and a bird flying overhead; over the moulded leaves, three butterflies (or moths) and sprigs.

Notes

History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; Dr Statham died 1967; Mrs Statham died 1970; their daughter, Miss Beryl Statham by whom lent anonymously in 1988. Bequeathed by Miss Statham, 1990, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Statham, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Longton Hall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1992) by H.M. Government

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1754 CE - 1757 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in blue, green, yellow, pale red, purple, grey and black)

Materials used in production

pale blueish-grey, presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief with strawberries and leaves, and covered with pale blueish-grey glaze, and painted in blue, green, yellow, pale red, purple, grey and black enamel colours
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.44-1992
Primary reference Number: 38180
Old loan number: Statham Loan 30-1988
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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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