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Basin: C.3133-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Bristol Porcelain Manufactory




Hard-paste porcelain bowl, decorated overglaze in red and sepia enamels, and gilt.

Hard-paste porcelain bowl, painted in red and sepia onglaze enamels, and gilt. The circular bowl has rounded sides and stands on a low footring. The sides are painted with billing doves, a flaming heart on an altar, a quiver of arrows and a willow tree enshrined with flowers. The rim is banded with a loop and dot border.


History note: From the Sheldon Collection, no. 143b, purchased December 1925, £10.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.3 cm
Diameter: 6 in
Height: 7.1 cm
Height: 2 3/4 in

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second half#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1770


Possibly made for John Brittan, Foreman at the Bristol Works.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red and sepia) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Glazed hard-paste porcelain, moulded and decorated in red and sepia enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I.B. Capt.n 1770
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Inscribe in red enamel
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: chemical sign for tin

  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red enamel
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3133-1928
Primary reference Number: 74421
Old object number: 4764, vol. 31
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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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