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Dessert dish: C.10-1952

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Don Pottery




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain porcelain, moulded, and painted in polychrome enamles with flowers, and gilt.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain (probably), moulded, and painted overglaze in pink, yellow, blue, green and grey enamels, and gilt. The quatrefoil oval dish has rounded sides, and stands on a low wedge-shaped footring. It is painted with a large 'Turk's-Cap Lily' or Martagon Lily spray, the rim banded in gold.


History note: Llewellyn Jewitt Collection; John Rhodes, Potternewton House, Leeds; Bohn Collection. Given to Bernard Rackham by Mrs Calder, April 18 1949; given by Bernard Rackham in memory of Mr and Mrs J. Calder of Bath.

Legal notes

Given by Bernard Rackham in memory of Mr and Mrs J. Calder

Measurements and weight

Height: 3 cm
Width: 24.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Swinton ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1952-10) by Rackham, Bernard


19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1810 - 1812


The botanical specimen was probably taken from the Martagon Lily in Curtis' Botanical Magazine, vol. XXIII, London, 1806, no. 893 (dated December 1805).

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( pink, yellow, blue, green and grey) gold

Materials used in production

probably, not analysed Hybrid hard-paste

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted in pink, yellow, blue, green and grey enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Midland Counties Works of Art Exhibition, Derby, 1970 [printed] 'no.2101' and 'Jewitt L.' [inscribed]
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed and inscribed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: unidentified auction sale catalogue extract with illustration, lot 173

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: 97 - printed

  • Text: Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery Exhibition, Don Pottery, 1983, 97
  • Location: On base
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-1952
Primary reference Number: 41196
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 April 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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