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Dish: C.1-1932

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Rouen pottery
Production: Febvrier-Boussemart Faïence Factory (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware dish painted in blue with lambrequins

Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue. Circular with an everted rim moulded with small gadroons, projecting from a ridge, deep curved sides with a sloping slightly concave zone at the top, and an almost flat base. There are three spur marks on the underside of the rim. In the centre there is a six sided medallion formed by scrolls and stylized foliage reserved in a blue ground, and at the top of the sides, a border of lambrequins (broderies). The small gadroons on the rim each have a blue spot radiating from a line.


History note: Unknown before Miss Hermia Durham

Legal notes

Given by Miss Hermia Durham

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 28.2 cm
Height: 4.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rouen ⪼ Haute Normandie ⪼ France
  • Lille ⪼ Nord-Pas-de-Calais ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-01-07) by Durham, Hermia, Miss


18th Century, Early#
Circa 1700 CE - 1725 CE


This dish was accessioned as from Rouen, but might perhaps have come from Lille. This type of decoration is referred to in France as 'broderies' or 'au lambrequin'.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt oxide)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed and painted in blue on the front

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1-1932
Primary reference Number: 71506
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 September 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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