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Plaque: C.37-1922

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Earthenware with cream glaze, painted in blue, green, yellow, a little dark puce, brown, grey, black, and white enamels. The plaque is rectangular with rounded corners, and has shallow, curved sides with two suspension holes below the top edge. The flat central area and sloping sides are painted with a landscape. In the right forground, is a man with a seated dog, and in the middle are two peasants with a small herd of brown sheep or pigs. In the left foreground there are rocks and trees, and further back a castle, a lake with a boat on it, and distant hills. A small flock of birds is flying in the cloudy sky over the castle. The edge of the plaque is dark brown to resemble a frame. The back is cream with initials and date in red enamel, 'CHF/1840' or WF/1840'


History note: Unknown before Spencer George Perceval (1838-1922) by whom bequeathed

Legal notes

G. S. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1 cm
Height: 7.3 cm
Length: 9.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


Mid 19th century
Victoria I
Production date: dated AD 1840

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, dark puce, brown, grey, black and white)

Materials used in production

except for outer edge of back Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: CHF/1840 or WF/1840
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular cream paper label with black inscription and line border

  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.37-1922
Primary reference Number: 74702
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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