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Spill vase: C.26-1985

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Possibly)




Bone china spill vase, bat-printed in black and gilt.

Bone china, spill vase, bat-printed in black and gilt. Cylindrical with wider base. On one side, a view of the Museum, inscribed below 'The Fitzwilliam Museum'. Gilt band on rim, on the side below the inscription and on the edge of the foot.


History note: Unknown before Mrs Virginia Chapman

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Virginia Chapman

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 5.5 cm
Height: 8.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1985-06-03) by Chapman, Virginia, Mrs


19th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1850 CE - 1860 CE


The Fitzwilliam Museum was built between 1837 and 1847, when it opened to the public. It seems likely that the spill vase would have been produced shortly after that. It was tentatively attributed to Copeland when accessioned, but this is not now considered likely, although it was probably made in Staffordshire.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( black) gold

Materials used in production

Bone china

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.26-1985
Primary reference Number: 73808
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 September 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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