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Plate: C.13A-1918

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain plate, moulded and painted overglaze with flowers and butterflies in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain plate, moulded, coated with glaze containing tin oxide to make it opaque and white, and painted in red, yellow, green, blue, pink and brown enamels. The plates are of circular silver shape, with crenellated rims and three cartouche-shaped thumbpieces. They are painted with scattered flower sprigs and insects, the rims and thumbpieces in brown.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.5 cm
Diameter: 8 7/8 in
Height: 3.5 cm
Height: 1 3/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph, MA


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1752 - 1754


Silver-shaped plates and dishes of the 1750-52 period do not have foot-rings.

Components of the work


Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze containing tin-oxide to make it white and opaque Tin-glaze
red, yellow, green, blue, pink and brown Enamels
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, coated with and painted overglaze with flowers and butterflies in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.13A-1918
Primary reference Number: 71919
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 11 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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