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Sugar Basin, Cover and Stand: EC.3 & A & B-1946

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Current Location: In storage


Sugar Basin, Cover and Stand


Factory: Chantilly Porcelain Manufactory




Covered sugar basin and stand of soft-paste porcelain tin-glazed and in enamels with floral sprays in Kakiemon style

Soft-paste porcelain, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, brown, and black enamels in Kakiemon style. The bowl is of elongated quatrefoil form with a projecting rim, and stands on a footring. The domed cover is of similar quatrefoil plan, with a knob in the shape of three convolvulus flowers. The elongated quatrefoil stand has curved sides and stands on a footring. The basin is decorated with floral sprays, and the rim with four motifs comprising green scrolls flanking a six-petalled flower. The stand is decorated with a small butterfly, a large winged insect, and three floral sprays. The butterfly and a small leaf hide flaws in the glaze. A brown line runs round the edge.


History note: Uncertain before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth, Hon. Keeper of Ceramics.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Place(s) associated

  • Chantilly ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-03-25) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th Century, Mid
Louis XV
Circa 1735 CE - 1750 CE


This could be for sauce rather than sugar

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, red, brown, and black)
Basin Height 11 cm Length 15.5 cm Width 19.2 cm
Stand Height 3.8 cm Length 24.6 cm

Materials used in production

opaque white glaze containing tin-oxide Tin-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, covered with opaque white glaze (containing tin-oxide), and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, brown, and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: hunting horn
  • Location: On base of bowl and stand
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: circular white paper label printed with the name in reserve in a black circle with white centre

  • Text: '. FRANCES L.DICKSON' printed, surrounding hand-written 'Gift/1946'
  • Location: Inside lid
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.3 & A & B-1946
Primary reference Number: 82207
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 12 October 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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