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Plate: C.16-1983

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels in Kakiemon style with 'Hob in the Well' pattern and with a border of stylized leaves and flowers

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in blue, bluish-green, orange-red, brown, and black enamels and gilded. Octagonal, with deep sides and narrow rim, standing on a footring. Decorated in the middle in Kakiemon style with 'Hob in the Well' pattern, and on the rim with stylized flowers and leaves. The edge of the rim is brown.


History note: Augustus II, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, Japanese Palace, Dresden; unknown; Winifred Williams (Robert Williams), 3 Bury Street, St James's London, SW1

Legal notes

Purchased with the Sir Richard Jessel Fund and grant-in-aid from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.7 cm
Height: 4.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1983-06-23) by Williams, Winifred


18th Century, second quarter#
Circa 1725 - 1730

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted overglaze in blue, bluish-green, orange-red, brown, and black enamels, and gilded
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted overglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: N-37 over W
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Engraved and blackened
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.16-1983
Primary reference Number: 140140
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 January 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 12 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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