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Leaf dish: C.19-1918

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain leaf dish, decorated with oriental flowers in puce enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain leaf dish, painted onglaze in puce enamels and gilt. The oval dish is moulded as two serrated overlapping leaves. It is painted with oriental flowers in puce 'camaieu', the rim with a border of trailing sprays interspersed with gilt florettes.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.8 cm
Height: 1 1/8 in
Width: 17.5 cm
Width: 6 7/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1760 - 1762


The flowers are in the manner of the 'indianische Blumen' of Meissen, which in turn derive from Japanese Arita porcelain with kakeimon decoration.

The shape derives from a Japanese late 17th century original. See documentation.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( puce) gold

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain leaf dish, decorated with oriental flowers in puce enamels and gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.19-1918
Primary reference Number: 72858
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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