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Tea bowl: C.3-1923

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: uncertain (Uncertain)




Soft-paste porcelain, sprially fluted and painted underglaze in blue with rocks and stylized plants

Soft-paste porcelain moulded externally with spiral fluting, and painted underglaze in blue. Circular with curved sides and recessed base creating a footring. One side is decorated with stylized plants growing from rocks, and there is a blue band round the foot, and a border round the rim of three dots arranged vertically alternating with tiny arrows and a band on the edge


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Lt Col. Kenneth Dingwall, DSO

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.6 cm
Height: 4.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1923-08-18) by Dingwall, Kenneth, Lt Col., DSO


18th Century, Late
Circa 1770 CE - 1790 CE


Possibly from Arras

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

clear, probably lead-type Glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded with spiral fluting on the exterior, and painted underglaze n blue
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: n or N

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: circular pale buff paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: arras/1770-1790/Mark of/Neppel ? who/worked at St.Cloud/£5.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1923
Primary reference Number: 74468
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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