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Vase: EC.4C-1939

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain vase, decorated overglaze with flowers and insects in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain vase, painted in turquoise, green and pink enamels, and gilt. Each is of fluted angular urn shape with waisted neck and flared mouth, with double rococo scroll handles, standing on a waisted socle, with ground foot-ring. The turquoise ground is reserved with gilt-edged medallions, each enclosing a pink rose. Each vase with a V-shaped upper white panel, with pendant swags of flowers and scattered insects in ciselé gilding.

Legal notes

Given by C.H.B.Caldwell

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.6 cm
Height: 6 15/16 in
Width: 14.5 cm
Width: 5 3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-02-01) by Caldwell, C.H.B.


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770


This type is after a Vincennes original. See documentation.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( turquoise, green and pink) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, decorated overglaze with flowers and insects in polychrome enamels and gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.4C-1939
Primary reference Number: 131365
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 March 2023 Last processed: Monday 6 March 2023

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

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