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Vase: C.27B-1930

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory
Production: Curtis, Thomas (Style of)




Soft-paste porcelain vase, glazed and decorated in a famille rose palette and in Chinese 'Compagnie-des-Indes' style in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain vase, painted onglaze in reddish-brown, pink, purple, yellow, green and blue enamels and gilt. The globular bottle-shaped vase has a thistle mouth, and stands on a wide, flattened footring. It is painted in a famille rose palette and in Chinese 'Compagnie-des-Indes' style with a stylised basket of flowers, below scroll-edged pink-scale diaper, and yellow banded rim. In a pair with C.27A-1930.

Legal notes

Given by A.B. Burney

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.0 cm
Width: 10.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930) by Burney, A.B.


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1790 CE - 1800 CE


The style of painting is associated with Thomas Curtis, see documentation.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( reddish-brown, pink, purple, yellow, green and blue) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain painted onglaze in reddish-brown, pink, purple, yellow, green and blue enamels and gilt

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.27B-1930
Primary reference Number: 38403
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 8 January 2014 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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