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Box: M.139 & A-1973

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Derby Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain box and cover, painted in polychrome enamels with flowers and animals, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain box and cover, painted in enamels, and gilt. The circular box is of cylindrical shape, and has a screw-on cover. The cover is painted with an urn of flowers, a peach and two bullfinches on a marble table, against a shaded grey ground, the underside with a gilt foliate cruciform motif. The sides of the box is gilt with a band of berried stiff leaves on a pink ground. The inside is painted with a pointer confronting a brace of pheasants in a wooded landscape, within a serrated border, the underside gilt with concentric circles.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Major the Hon. H.R. Broughton

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-12-06) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.


First quarter of 19th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1815


This box was previously attributed to Worcester.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold Cover Diameter 9.3 cm Diameter 3 5/8 in Height 3.0 cm
Box Diameter 9 cm Diameter 3 1/2 in Height 2.5 cm Height 1 in

Materials used in production

presume lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain box and cover, painted in polychrome enamels with flowers and animals, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'Flowers by Steel, landscape by Wood. Worcester'.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Method of creation: Manuscript
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 55
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.139 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 41258
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 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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