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Bowl: C.39 & A-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Montereau factory




Yellow-glazed earthenware transfer-printed in black

Earthenware, with moulded applied handles and finial, covered with semi-opaque yellow glaze, transfer-printed onglaze in black, and banded in black enamel. The hemi-spherical bowl stands on an incurved foot, and has two handles, each formed by two incurved foliated scrolls. The domed cover has a finial in the form of a fruit on a stalk with two leaves. The exterior of the bowl is decorated on one side wth Charles X receiving the keys of Rheims, titled below 'Charles X recevant les clefs de Reins.', and on the other side with Charles X shooting pheasants, titled below 'Charles X à la chasse au faisan.' There are black bands round the rim, and the edge of the foot. The cover is decorated with two scenes separated by floral sprays; two women in walking costume, inscribed below 'J'vous valons ben, p'tètre.', and two workmen (or one and a woman) inscribed below 'Apres nous'il en rest.'. There is a black band round the rim.


History note: Uncertain, but possibly the mother of the donor, G.H.W. Rylands, Litt D., CBE, CH, King's College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.7 cm
Width: 15.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Montereau ⪼ Seine et Marne ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-07-14) by Rylands, G.H.W.


Second quarter of 19th century
Charles X (ruled 1824-36)
Louis Philippe I
Circa 1824 CE - 1840 CE


In 1819 the Montereau factory was purchased by the owner of the Creil factory and the two were run separately until 1840 when they became a single company.

This is probably an écuelle

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black)

Materials used in production

yellow Lead-glazed

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Charles X recevant les clefs de Reins.
  • Location: On exterior of bowl
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Charles X à la chasse au faisan.
  • Location: On other side of bowl
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: J'vous valons ben, p'tètre.
  • Location: On the cover
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Apres nous'il en rest.
  • Location: On other half of cover
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Inscription
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.39 & A-1997
Primary reference Number: 74761
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 16 July 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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