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Tureen: C.131 & A & B-1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain tureen, cover and stand, painted with flowers in polychrome onglaze enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain tureen, cover and stand, painted in red, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink and 'dry-blue' onglaze enamels, and gilt. The tureen is of oval quatrefoil shape, with two crabstock handles with floral terminals. The stand is of similar shape, with gadroon-moulded rim; the cover en suite, surmounted by a single stalk handle. The tureen is painted with sprays and sprigs of flowers, the handles and floral terminals naturalistically coloured. The stand and cover are painted en suite, the gadrooned rims picked out in blue and gilt.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Mid-18th Century
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink and 'dry-blue') gold
Stand Height 3.5 cm Length 21.0 cm
Cover Height 6.5 cm Length 15.5 cm
Tureen Height 7.0 cm Length 17.3 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted in red, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink and 'dry-blue' onglaze enamels, and gilt

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.131 & A & B-1932
Primary reference Number: 33865
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 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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