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Leaf dish: C.3093-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: West Pans Porcelain Manufactory
Potter: Littler, William




Soft-paste porcelain leaf dish, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in red and green enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain leaf dish, moulded, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in red and green enamels, and gilt. The circular dish is moulded with a border of six heart-shaped leaves. These are edged and veined in blue underglaze, red and green, and cold gilding. The centre is painted with a bouquet of flowers.


History note: Mr Stoner, London, from whom purchased for £16.10s. on May 14 1917, by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.8 cm
Height: 4.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • West Pans ⪼ Scotland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


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


Attributed to Longton Hall on accession

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, red and green) cobalt-blue gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: indistinct crossed Ls

  • Text: crossed Ls
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze blue
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3093-1928
Primary reference Number: 38222
Old object number: 4497
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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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