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Tea bowl: C.29 & A-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chelsea-Derby Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain cup and saucer, painted overglaze with floral sprigs in green and black enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain, painted overglaze in green and black enamels, and gilt. The tea bowl has deep curved sides, and stands on a footring. The circular saucer has shallow curved sides and stands on a low footring. The interior of the cup is painted in green and black with a floral sprig and three small detached leaves. The exterior is decorated with four swags of foliage and flowers, including roses, and has a gold band round the footring, and a dentilated band encircling the interior and exterior of the rim. The saucer has six swags of foliage and flowers, four very small detached leaves, a gold band round the footring, and a dentilated band round the rim.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-02) by Griffin, Ralph, MA


George III
18th Century, second half#
Circa 1770 - 1784

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green and black) gold
Saucer Diameter 12.7 cm Height 2.8 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 7.7 cm Height 4.9 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, the saucer moulded, painted overglaze in green and black enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.29 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 74180
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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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