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Vase: C.146-1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: West Pans Porcelain Manufactory
Proprietor: Littler, William




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 dark 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

Place(s) associated

  • West Pans ⪼ Scotland

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
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

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

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

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 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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