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Tea bowl: C.97 & A-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Lowestoft Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, decorated with flowers and leaves in underglaze blue.

Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, painted underglaze in blue. The circular tea bowl has deep rounded sides, standing on a low footring. The saucer is similar with shallow sides. The tea bowl is painted with six radiating spiral sprays of flowers and leaves, alternating with blue wavy-edged bands with flowerheads and dots in white, with a central floral medallion; the tea bowl is decorated en suite, with a flower spray on the interior.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev A.V. Valentine-Richards

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev


Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1780

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue Saucer Diameter 11.7 cm Height 2.0 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 7.8 cm Height 4.3 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.97 & A-1933
Primary reference Number: 38406
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 30 January 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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