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Casserole: C.15 & A-1947

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Lille Porcelain Manufactory




Small casserole and cover of hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels with flowers; wooden handle

Hard-paste porcelain painted in blue, green, yellow, pink, and red enamels, and gilded; turned wooden handle. The circular lower part has a curved sides, and a projecting socket into which the turned wooden handle is secured by a pin. The cover is slightly domed, and has a button knob. Both pieces are decorated with one large, and two smaller floral sprays. There is a plain gold band round the base, a dentilated gold band round the rim of both pieces, a gold 'daisy' on the knob, and two bands round the socket.


History note: Uncertain before donor

Legal notes

Given by L.C.G. Clarke, MA

Measurements and weight

Width: 16.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lille ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1947-11) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Late 18th century
Circa 1785 CE - 1790 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, pink, and red) gold
Bowl And Cover composed of glaze ( feldspathic presumed) hard-paste porcelain
Handle composed of wood (plant material)
Over Knob Height 4.8 cm

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, pink, and red enamels, and gilded; turned wooden handle
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: a dolphin
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.15 & A-1947
Primary reference Number: 72099
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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