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Jardinière (container): C.45-1978

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain jardinière, painted with birds and trees underglaze in blue.

Soft-paste porcelain jardinière, painted underglaze in blue. The jardinière is of octagonal shape, with high rounded sides, and thick everted rim, the base pierced with a central hole. The eight upright panels are painted alternatley with a phoenix perched in a flowering tree, and a flowering oriental shrub bearing quince-like fruit. The rim is painted with a 'honeycomb' diaper border.


History note: On loan to the museum since 1969

Legal notes

Given by Lady N. Barlow

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 33.5 cm
Height: 27.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1978) by Barlow, N., Lady


Mid-18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1760

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.45-1978
Primary reference Number: 37029
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 August 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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