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Box: M.149 & A-1973

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Swansea (Uncertain)




Soft-paste porcelain box and cover, glazed and painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt. On the lid is painted a gril ina mountainous landscape.

Soft-paste porcelain box and cover, painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt. The box is circular, and has a crew-on, slightly domed cover. The cover is painted with a girl gathering grapes and flowers in a mountainous landscape, within a simple gilt band. The underside of the box is painted with a cluster of pink and white roses on a gilt-seeded ground.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.3 cm
Height: 2.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Swansea ⪼ Wales

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.


19th Century, first half#
William IV
Production date: circa AD 1825

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-porcelain, painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a circular label

  • Text: 187
  • Location: Underside of cover
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: SWANSEA DATE 1790-1820
  • Location: Underside of cover
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.149 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 40395
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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