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Tureen: C.80.35 & A-1997

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White earthenware toy dinner service oval tureen and cover, bat-printed in puce with a mother and child, man and woman.

Tureen and cover from part of a toy dinner service. White earthenware with pale-blue tinted glaze, bat-printed in puce and banded in blue enamel. Oval tureen with two handles and domed cover with spoon aperture. The tureen is decorated with, on one side, a mother seated on a long stool with a little boy kneeling on a box in front of her, and, on the other side, a mother seated on a square box with a nude child kneeling on her knee, a vase to the left, and a large bowl to the right. The cover is decorated with, on one side, a mother seated on a stool (one leg only visible), with a child standing in front of her, and on the other, a man and woman seated on a chair with a small child beside the woman.

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 19th Century
Circa 1815 CE - 1825 CE


English, probably Staffordshire or Tyneside

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue) Cover Length 11.7 cm Width 9.2 cm
Tureen Length 12.7 cm Width 8.2 cm

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : White earthenware with pale-blue tinted glaze, bat-printed in puce and banded in blue enamel.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.80.35 & A-1997
Primary reference Number: 76110
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 22 December 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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