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Vase: C.146-1932

Object information


West Pans Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)
Littler, William (Proprietor)


Soft-paste porcelain vase, decorated with an underglaze blue ground, and reserves painted with Chinese landscapes in blue, black, iron-red and green enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain vase, painted in blue underglaze, black, iron-red and green enamel, and gilt. The vase is of bellied beaker shape, with flared mouth and foot, and stands on low ground footring. It is painted on each side with Chinese landscapes in lobed and barbed quatrefoil panels, in reserve on a runny underglaze 'Littler's-blue' ground. There is a red spearhead border round the inside rim. In a pair with C.147-1932.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.9 cm
Width: 7.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • West Pans ⪼ Scotland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1764 CE - 1777 CE

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Painting underglaze : Soft-paste porcelain, decorated with an underglaze blue ground and painting in black, iron-red and green enamels, and gilding
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.146-1932
Primary reference Number: 38227
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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