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Dish: C.3-1909

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Porcelain painted in four colours under a clear glaze

Hard-paste porcelain, wheel thrown, painted in red, blue, turquoise and black under a clear glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl with slightly angled plain rim sitting on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the rim a frieze of stylised blue tulips with turquoise leaves are separated by blue flowers with a red centre, all outlined in black and painted between two black concentric lines. On the body, an arabesque outlined in blue incorporates red split palmettes painted against a black fish scale pattern coloured blue or turquoise.
Exterior: black concentric lines are painted on the rim, at the join between lip and body and on the foot ring. On the body a frieze of black spirals are highlighted in blue. On the underside of the foot ring a mark consists of a line within a circle highlighted in turquoise. Glaze covers the entire exterior.


History note: H.J. Pfungst F.S.A

Legal notes

Given by H.J. Pfungst F.S.A

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm
Weight: 818 g
Width: 29.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1909) by Pfungst, H. J., FSA


19th Century, Late#
Circa 1845 - 1899

School or Style

Samson pottery

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black, blue)
Interior composed of pigment ( red, blue, turquoise and black)
Base Diameter 15.3 cm
Rim Diameter 29.2 cm

Materials used in production

clear, covers entire exterior Glaze
hard paste Porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain, wheel thrown, painted in red, blue, turquoise and black under a clear glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: On loan from Mr. Henry J. Pfungst F.S.A., 44 Cleveland Square, Hyde Park, London. March 1903
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: directly onto vessel surface

  • Text: C.148A-1909
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in black paint
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1909
Primary reference Number: 74460
Old object number: C.148A-1909
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 August 2015 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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