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Plate: EC.29-1942

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory
Decorator: August Ernst von dem




Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and outside the factory, diamond-point engraved and coloured in black

Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and glazed; outside the factory diamond-point engraved and coloured in black. The circular dish has a six-sided wavy edge, a sloping rim, deep curved sides, slightly lobed internally, and stands on a circular footrim. The sloping rim is moulded in relief with six shaped areas of different basket-work patterns, one with a shell in the centre by the edge, two with anthemion, and three with a spray of small flowers. The well is decorated on the left with a vase of foliage standing on a pedestal with a bird flying above, and a butterfly jhovering over plants to the right. On the right, there is a square pedestal to the left of a tree on which a bird perches, while another flies from the centre towards it. The pedestal is inscribed 'Bush/Cano S. . . /1765', and has a sapling and grass growin on its top.


History note: Sotheby’s, London, 26 June 1942, Catalogue of Glass Porcelain, Pottery and Italian Majolica .. ., ot 73; one of two sold for £22 to H E Backer, Hatherley Court, Hatherley Grove, W2, from whom purchased on 17 July 1942 for £14 by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.8 cm
Height: 4.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany
  • Hildesheim ⪼ Lower Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


3rd quarter 18th Century
Production date: AD 1765


This plate was decorated outside the factory by Canon Busch of Hildesheim.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of black pigment

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and fired; outside the factory diamond-point engraved and coloured in black
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Location: On back in centre
  • Method of creation: Faintly painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 22
  • Location: By footring
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Incised mark
  • Text: Busch/Cano S. . . . 1765'
  • Location: On front on pedestal
  • Method of creation: Diamond-point engraved and coloured
  • Type: Signature and date

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.29-1942
Primary reference Number: 140417
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 13 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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