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Tea bowl: C.90 & A-1933

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Current Location: In storage


Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, decorated underglaze in blue, onglaze in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain tea bowl and saucer, decorated underglaze in blue, onglaze in iron-red, yellow, green, pink and purple enamels and gilt. The tea bowl is circular with deep rounded sides standing on a footring; the circular saucer has shallow rounded sides and a low footring. The dark underglaze blue ground of the tea bowl is reserved with three smaller circular panels of flowers, with gilt flowers and leaves at the corners, and a gilt band round the rim. The saucer is decorated en suite but with a central floral medallion.

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Bequeathed by the Rev. A.V. Valentine-Richards

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev


18th century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1770

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red, yellow, green, pink and purple) cobalt-blue gold Saucer Diameter 11.7 cm Height 2.0 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 7.4 cm Height 4.2 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.90 & A-1933
Primary reference Number: 34192
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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