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Cream bowl: C.4 & A-1915

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Manufacturer: James & Charles Whitehead (Probably)
Decorator: Daniel & Brown (Probably)




Creamware bowl and cover. Decorated with with engine-turning, piercing and painting in yellow and brown enamels. The circular bowl has an ogee profile and stands on a domed spreading foot. The domed cover is also of ogee outline and has an aperture in the rim for a spoon, and a large rose-shaped knob on a stalk with three leaves and two buds. The outer edge of the foot, the lower part of the bowl and the upper part of the cover are decorated with zones of turned bands resembling basket-work, and the cover has a pierced repeating border of four-petal flowers separated by a lozenge with a circle above and below. The cover and bowl have a brown edge, borders of a yellow band between two brown, and an inner border of brown formal leaves alternating with a berry on stalk. There are horizontal brown bands on either side of the turning on the foot and cover, and above the turning on the bowl. The knob is dabbed with yellow and brown.


History note: Collection of Swann Hurrell; Miss Emily Beales

Legal notes

Given by Miss Emily Beales

Measurements and weight

Height: 28 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Hanley ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1915-06-26) by Beales, Emily, Miss


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1795 CE - Circa 1810 CE


The mark (W****) has still not been identified securely, but the bowl corresponds to no. 79 on pl. 45 of the James and Charles Whitehead Pattern Book of 1798. The brown and yellow border was Pattern 133 in Daniel & Brown's Pattern Book before Daniel moved to Spode. See the Documentation for various suggestions on the origins and use of the mark.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( yellow and brown)
Bowl Diameter 21.2 cm
Cover Diameter 22.3 cm

Materials used in production

greenish inside Lead-glaze
pale cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W(***)
  • Location: On inside of foot of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4 & A-1915
Primary reference Number: 74791
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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