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Bowl: EC.13.6-1945

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Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Factory)


White salt-glazed stoneware painted with floral decoration.

White stoneware, salt-glazed and painted overglaze with blue, purple, yellow, green, orange and black enamels. The deep-curved bowl is painted round the outside with a large floral spray, which includes a large blue and a large purple flower, both with yellow centres. Inside the bowl, there is a purple flower with a yellow centre on the base and a wavy orange border round the rim.


History note: Provenance unidentified before Mrs W.D. Dickson, Southill, Dean Park, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson.

Measurements and weight

Height: 4 cm
Width: 7.9 cm

Relative size of this object

7.9 cm4 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1945-04-19) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Mid-18th Century
George II
Production date: circa AD/CE 1755


The floral motifs and soft colours on this bowl echo the so-called famille rose style of decoration used on 18th-century Chinese porcelains produced for the western market. Chinese famille rose porcelain was highly fashionable in Europe at the time.

School or Style


Materials used in production

white Stoneware Salt-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Wheel-thrown stoneware, salt-glazed and painted overglaze in coloured enamels
Salt-glazing Painting overglaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: very small stick-on paper label; badly worn, possible that part of the label has been lost entirely

  • Text: “16 set”
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Handwritten in black ink
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.13.6-1945
Primary reference Number: 76878
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 25 September 2015 Last processed: Sunday 16 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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