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Tea bowl: C.3110.4 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain moulded with decoration in relief, and painted underglaze in blue with Chinese landscapes.

Soft-paste porcelain moulded with decoration in relief, and painted underglaze in blue. The cup has deep curved sides and stands on a triangular footing. The sides are decorated in relief with three circular beaded frames, separated by vertical tapering lattice panels flanked by flowers. The frames enclose three different painted Chinese landscapes. Round the rim there is a 'key and cell' border, and round the footring, a single horizontal line. In the centre of the interior there is a floral spray.The circular saucer has shallow curved sides, and stands on a low footing. The sides are decorated en suite with the tea bowl, and in the centre it has a circular medallion containing a spray with two flowers.

Notes

History note: From the Merton Thoms Collection, sold Christie's 11th February 1910, part of Lot 182. Bought by Dr Glaisher for 30 gns.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1764

School or Style

Rococo
Chinoiserie

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Saucer Diameter 12.4 cm Diameter 4 7/8 in Height 2.2 cm Height 7/8 in
Tea Bowl Diameter 7.7 cm Diameter 3 in Height 4.5 cm Height 1 3/4 in

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, decorated with a moulded low relief and painted underglaze in blue.
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3110.4 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 74389
Old object number: 3147 amd 3149
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Audit data

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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