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Dish: C.70-1933

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory
Decorator: O'Neale, Jefferyes Hamett (Probably)




Soft-paste porcelain dish, moulded and decorated with two landscape scenes and flowers.

Soft-paste porcelain dish, moulded and painted in puce enamels. The oval dish has fluted sides, and stands on a low wedge-shaped foot-ring. It is painted in puce en camaieu, with two landscape scenes, one showing three figures tying up a boat, the other with two men gazing at a ruined obelisk, among scattered flower sprigs. The rim is banded in puce.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. A.V. Valentine-Richards

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.5 cm
Height: 1 5/16 in
Width: 16.2 cm
Width: 6 3/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-04-05) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev


Mid 18th Century
George II
Red anchor period (1752-1756)
Production date: circa AD 1753


The type of painting is generally ascribed to Jefferyes Hammett O'Neale. Typical of O'Neale's work are the pendant leaf sprays at the base of each scene, and the reeds which spring from them, as well as the elongated pointing figure. The same style of decoration is also found on Vincennes porcelain, see documentation.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( puce)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and decorated overglaze with two landscape scenes and flowers.
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: an anchor
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.70-1933
Primary reference Number: 75861
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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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