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Leaf dish: C.3093-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: West Pans Porcelain Manufactory (Probably)
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 14 May 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 when acquired by Dr Glaisher, and reattributed to West Pans on the grounds of the finding of fragments of rims with moulded leaves at the West Pans site.

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: indistinct crossed Ls

  • Text: crossed L s
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze blue
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

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: Tuesday 17 October 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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