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Dish: C.2716A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Greek A Factory
Proprietor of factory: Kocx, Pieter




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in Imari style in blue, red and gold with a Chinese scene

Pale buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in Imari style inglaze in blue, and overglaze in red enamel and gold. The oval dish has a scalloped edge, deep curved and fluted sides, and stands on a slight footring. The interior is decorated with a Chinese scene. On the right there is a pavilion, a looped up curtain, a blue cloud, and below it a hedge and plants. In the middle, a woman holding a bowl, followed by a little boy, approaches a large vase of flowers on a table, with one bird perching among the flowers, and another and three flying insects overhead. On the outside there are four red Chinese symbols


History note: Member of the Ambrose family; Mr Brown; Mr W. H. Watkin of 15 Elthan Road, Lee from whom purchased for £10 on 23 July 23, 1917 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 4 cm
Length: 22 cm
Width: 19 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, Early#
Circa 1701 CE - 1722 CE


This style of decoration was inspired by Japanese Imari style porcelain made in Arita. One of a pair of dishes with C.2716B-1928. They were made at the Greek A factory during the short proprietorship of Pieter Kocx or after by his widow, Johanna Kocx

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) enamel ( red) gold
Wholedecoration composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

pale buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted inglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: APK
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2716A-1928
Primary reference Number: 73950
Old object number: 4345
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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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