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écuelle: EC.26 & A & B-1946

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Saint-Cloud Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain ecuelle, cover, and stand, of cream tone and lead-glazed, decorated with chrysanthemums and foliage.

Soft-paste porcelain of cream tone, moulded, and lead-glazed. The glaze has many black speckles. The circular écuelle stands on a footring. The sides curve outwards and upwards from it in a convex curve and then almost vertically to the rim. The two handles are in the shape of branches with three leaves in relief at the junctions with the body. On each side of the bowl there is a spray of chrysanthemums and foliage. The domed cover (A) has a gadrooned edge, two sprays of chrysanthamums, and a knob in the shape of a rose on a short branch with leaves. A flange on the underside fits inside the bowl. The thickly potted circular stand (B) has a gadrooned edge, and curved sides rising from a footring. The interior is decorated with two sprays of chrysanthemums.


History note: Filkins & Co., 9A Thurloe Place, London, SW7 from whom purchased for £20 by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Saint-Cloud ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-10-18) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th Century, Mid
Louis XV
Circa 1730 CE - 1750 CE


The chrysanthemum decoration was derived from blanc-de-chine porcelain from Dehua in Fukien province in southern China.

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Components of the work

Stand Diameter 21 cm Height 4.5 cm
Bowl And Cover Height 14.5 cm
Bowl With Handles Width 19.7 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain of cream tone, moulded, with moulded and applied, and hand-modelled decoration, and lead-glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the t of St is raised and the T has double lines forming the vertical stroke

  • Text: St C over T
  • Location: On base of bowl
  • Method of creation: Incised under glaze
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: The t is raised, has two lines forming the vertical stroke, and has a dot below it. The T has double lines forming the vertical stroke

  • Text: St C over T
  • Location: On the base of the stand
  • Method of creation: Incised under glaze
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.26 & A & B-1946
Primary reference Number: 82124
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 January 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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