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Plate: OC.74A-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Maker: Unknown




Enamelled white and painted plate, one of a pair. It is circular, with a sloping rim, shallow sloping sides, and an almost flat centre, standing on a foot ring. The plate is decorated in the centre with a lady and two little boys, surrounded by jars and vases.
On the sides there is a purple diaper pattern interrupted by six half flowerheads.
On the rim there is a different purple diaper pattern interrupted by three shaped circular medallions outlined in blue, containing a gold dragon on a brown ground, and three oblong shaped panels containing floral sprays.
The reverse is decorated with a central fruit and flowers on a white ground, and the rim and sides have a dark pink ground.


History note: Has a circular label stating 'John Sparks, 128 Mount Street'

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.1 cm
Height: 2.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.

Materials used in production

Ground colour

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.74A-1938
Primary reference Number: 138841
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 30 June 2015 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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