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Bowl: C.3090 & A-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: West Pans Porcelain Manufactory
Potter: Littler, William




Soft-paste porcelain bowl and stand, painted in blue underglaze, and gilt, with moulded and applied decoration.

Soft-paste porcelain bowl and stand, moulded, and painted in blue underglaze, and gilt. The oval bowl has flared sides moulded with overlapping strawberry leaves and tendrils. The stand is similarly shaped with eight naturalitically moulded vine leaves forming the border. The leaves are painted in runny 'Littler's Blue', with an uncoloured vine leaf in reserve on either side of the bowl. Both pieces show traces of 'cold' (unfired) gilding.


History note: Puttick and Simpson, 17th January, 1919, bought by Mr Stoner, 15 gns, lot 101

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • West Pans ⪼ Scotland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1764 CE - 1777 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue gold
Stand Height 2.0 cm Width 18.7 cm
Bowl Height 8.0 cm Width 13.3 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft paste porcelain, moulded, and painted in blue underglaze, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3090 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 38194
Old object number: 3909, vol. 20
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 27 March 2017 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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