Skip to main content

Pickle dish: C.4-1990

An image of Pickle dish

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Hicks, Meigh & Johnson




Stone china pickle or sauce dish, transfer-printed underglaze in blue, painted in enamel-colours and gilt, with an exotic bird on a flowering tree.

Pickle or sauce dish. Stone china, transfer-printed underglaze in blue, painted in enamel-colours and gilt. Blunt-ended leaf shape with scalloped edge and two scrolls at the blunt end forming a handle, standing on a shaped footring. Decorated inside with an exotic bird perching on a flowering tree in Oriental style, surrounded by a floral border. The handle is blue and the edge gilt.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs A. Urquhart

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.2 cm
Length: 15.3 cm

Relative size of this object

15.3 cm3.2 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Hanley ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1990) by Urquhart, A., Mrs


19th century
Circa 1825 CE - 1835 CE

School or Style

Oriental style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold

Materials used in production

Stone china

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: an octagonal panel containing a crown between the words 'STONE CHINA'

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-1990
Primary reference Number: 75018
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Pickle dish" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-01-28 17:14:51

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Pickle dish |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-01-28 17:14:51|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Pickle dish"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Pickle dish</figcaption>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Pickle dish

Accession Number: C.222-1918

Pickle dish

Accession Number: C.3-1996

Pickle dish

Accession Number: C.111-2015

Leaf dish

Accession Number: C.109-2015

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...