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Plate: C.6-1971

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Perhaps uncertain (Factory)
Perhaps Giles, James (Decorator)


Creamware plate with scalloped rim, and pierced border, painted in gold with an exotic bird between plants, and panels of trellis pattern.

Cream-coloured earthenware, moulded, pierced, and painted in gold. Circular with a scalloped and fluted rim, and shallow well. Alternate flutes on the rim are pierced by a stylized floral motif. The centre is painted in gold with an exotic bird standing between two plant, and alternate flutes on the rim with a panel of trellis pattern


History note: Unknown before donor

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19.5 cm
Height: 2.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Melbourne (Derbys.) ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England
  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1971) by Sheppard, Christopher


18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1770


This dish has been attributed to Melbourne in Derbyshire but the existence of a factory there has been questioned.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold Rim

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Cream-coloured earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Cream-coloured earthenware, moulded, pierced, and painted in gold.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6-1971
Primary reference Number: 80298
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 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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