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Plate: EC.13-1943

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Soft-paste porcelain decorated with blue ground colour, painting in puce camaieu and gilding. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring with a hole bored through it for suspension. Decorated in the middle with a view of a harbour with many figures, three horses, and a dog. Round the edge there is a blue border decorated on its lower edge with a wavy spray of fern-like leaves and a plain gold band, and on the upper edge with a plain band and a row of spots. The edge is encircled by a gold band, and there is another round the exterior of the footring. Within the footring is inscribed in purple, 'Vue du Port de/la Rochelle'
Fake of a Tournai produced piece

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.8 cm
Height: 3.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943-06-29) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


According to a hand-written note on the original catalogue entry, Mlle Jottrand of the Musée de Marimont pointed this dish out as a fake. The porcelain is probably Sèvres painted outside the factory, and the fake Tournai mark added.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue and puce) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in puce monochrome enamel, and gilded
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.13-1943
Primary reference Number: 76881
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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