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Plate: C.14-1994

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Perhaps)




Octagonal, earthenware plate, transfer-printed underglaze in blue with 'Full Nankin' pattern.

Plate. Earthenware, moulded, and transfer-printed in blue under glaze which is tinted blue, particularly on the reverse (pearlware). The plate is octagonal, with a narrow sloping rim, deep, slightly curved sides and flat centre. The centre is decorated with a circular print which is a variant of the Caughley porcelain 'Full Nankin' pattern. On the sides there is a border of hexagonal motifs between two rows of half-hexagons. The rim has a border incorporating plants in pots, interlocked diamonds and two different rectangular fence or furniture motifs.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.5 cm
Height: 2.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1994) by Eve, Joan


18th Century, Late
Production date: circa AD 1780

School or Style

Oriental style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( cobalt-blue)
Whoel composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded, and transfer-printed in blue under glaze which is tinted blue, particularly on the reverse (pearlware).

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-1994
Primary reference Number: 71973
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 November 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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