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Pickle dish: C.222-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Bristol Porcelain Manufactory




Hard-paste porcelain pickle dish, moulded, decorated onglaze with polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Hard-paste porcelain pickle dish, moulded and painted in red, yellow, green, blue and black enamels, and gilt. The dish is in the form of a vine leaf, the underside moulded with naturalistic veining. It is painted with scattered cornflower sprigs, within a leaf and cornflower border, the rim feathered in gilt.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.5 cm
Height: 1 3/8 in
Width: 12 cm
Width: 4 11/16 in

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second half#
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1778 CE


The so-called 'Chantilly sprig' treatment of scattered cornflowers owes its origin to contemporary french porcelain.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, blue and black) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, decorated onglaze with polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.222-1918
Primary reference Number: 73260
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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