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Sugar bowl: EC.10 & A-1945

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Production: Saint-Cloud Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain sugar bowl and cover, painted in enamels in Kakiemon style with flowering branches, bamboo, and banded hedge

Soft-paste porcelain of creamy tone, moulded thickly, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, and black enamels in Kakiemon style. The basin is circular with deep sides, curving inwards to the footring. The domed cover has a flat-topped inverted conical knob. The flange under the rim is unglazed on its exterior. Both pieces are moulded with five pairs of vertical channels on the exterior producing five panels. The outside of the bowl is decorated with a branch bearing multi-petalled flowers, bamboo, and banded hedge forming two motifs, one larger than the other, which are repeated smaller on the cover.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Place(s) associated

  • Saint-Cloud ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1945-02-20) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th Century, Mid
Henri Trou II (d. 1746) or Henri-Fran├žois Trou
Louis XV
Circa 1735 CE - 1750 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, red, yellow, and black)
Basin Diameter 9.6 cm
Cover Diameter 9.8 cm
Over Cover Height 10.5 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, green, red, yellow, and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: o
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in black enamel
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.10 & A-1945
Primary reference Number: 82135
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 September 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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