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Plate: C.2-1989

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chelsea-Derby Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain plate, decorated overglaze with flowers sprigs in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain plate, decorated with pale turquoise ground colour, enamel-colours and gilding. Circular with shaped edge, narrow, gently sloping rim, and shallow well, standing on a footring. In the middle, there is a posy of flowers, surrounded by a side turquoise band edged by gilt scrolls. On the rim there are eight different floral sprigs, and on the outer edge, a band of toothed gilding. On the reverse, a flaw in the glaze next to the edge has been concealed by two long narrow leaves.


History note: Purchased by the donor at Quinneys, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, on 4th July 1978.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs A. Urquhart

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.5 cm
Height: 2.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1989-10-16) by Urquhart, A., Mrs


18th Century, second half#
George III
Circa 1770 - 1780

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold

Materials used in production

preseumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and decorated overglaze with flowers sprigs in polychrome enamels and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: a D crossed by an anchor
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Gilt
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1989
Primary reference Number: 73219
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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