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Bowl: C.7-1967

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain bowl, painted with Oriental scenes in underglaze blue.

Soft-paste porcelain bowl, painted underglaze in blue. The circular bowl has shallow, rounded sides, and stands on a wedge-shaped footring. It is painted on the outside with vases of flowers and a Chinese lady holding a parasol in a garden, the inside with the inscription 'John. Wright. Wangford. 1768'. There is a scroll and arrow border around the inside of the rim.


History note: W.J. Lee Collection, sold Sotheby's 17th November 1932, lot 81; Colman Collection, sold Sotheby's 20th April 1948, lot 24, £52; E.D. Levine Collection.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs F. Recordon

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.7 cm
Height: 7.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1967) by Recordon, F., Mrs


18th Century, Mid#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1768

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: John. Wright. Wangford. 1768
  • Location: Part of decoration inside bowl

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-1967
Primary reference Number: 38433
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 December 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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