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Dish on low foot: EC.27-1939

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Héraud-Leroy factory




Tin-glazed earthenware dish on low foot painted in blue with tow male figures amidst trees and shrubs

Pale buff earhenware, tin-glazed overall and painted in blue. The circular dish has shallow curved sides and an everted rim, and stands on a low foot, pierced by two holes. The top is painted with male figures walking in amidst highly stylized exotic trees and plants with large insects flying in the spaces. The edge is encircled by two narrow lines and a wider line. There are three peg marks on the rim. On the reverse there is a blue smudge and a few blue speckles close to the rim.


History note: Unknown before donor, Louis C.G. Clarke, MA, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by L.C.G. Clarke, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 30.6 cm
Height: 4.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Marseille ⪼ Province-Alpes-Côtes d'Azur ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-08-10) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century, Mid
Circa 1730 CE - 1750 CE


Formerly attributed to Moustiers, but the blue decoration resembles dishes attributed to the Héraud-Leroy factory in Marseilles in the mid 18th century.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)
Foot Diameter 13 cm

Materials used in production

pale buff Earthenware
rather uneven on the reverse Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware tin-glazed, and painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label with cut corners and blue printed border

  • Text: Given by/L.C.G. Clarke/1939
  • Location: On back of dish
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.27-1939
Primary reference Number: 76926
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 September 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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