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Drainer: C.864-1984

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Wedgwood




White earthenware, pierced and transfer-printed underglaze in blue with 'Peony' pattern. Oval with a rim on the underside of the outer edge, and a circular hole in the centre surrounded by piercing: four stylised ferns, four stylised flower heads, and six groups of four dots.


History note: Gabor Cossa (Joan Eve), Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Legal notes

Purchased with the J. R. V. Smyth Fund

Measurements and weight

Length: 24.7 cm
Width: 16.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1984-10-22) by Eve, Joan


George III
Early 19th Century
Circa 1807 - 1812


Peony pattern was introduced in 1807. See Documentation.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue ( in printing medium)

Materials used in production

White earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, pierced and transfer-printed underglaze in blue with 'Peony' pattern

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: '12' and two eyebrows incised

  • Text: 12 and two eyebrows
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: T
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.864-1984
Primary reference Number: 11966
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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