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Saucer: C.191-1918

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Chantilly Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain saucerpainted underglaze in blue with a central sprig and three larger stylised floral sprays.

Soft-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue. Circular with flat central area and sloping sides. Decorated à la brindille. in the middle with a small stylised floral sprig and on the sides with three larger sprays. On the rim, a blue band.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.0 cm
Height: 3.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Chantilly ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph


18th century
Circa 1760 CE - 1780 CE


This style of decoration is known as décor brindille or à la brindille. It was popular on tableware from about 1760 to 1780

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: b
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: the T has a divided upright stroke and a small vertical stroke on left end of horizontal stroke

  • Text: hunting horn and T
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.191-1918
Primary reference Number: 72846
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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