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Box: M.158 & A-1973

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: H. & R. Daniel (Possibly)
Factory: Rockingham China Works (Possibly)




Soft-paste porcelain box and cover, painted with a genre scene in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain box and cover, painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt. The circular box is of waisted cylindrical shape, and has a slightly disheed screw-on flat cover. The sides are gilded with a neo-rococo scroll border on a green ground. The cover is painted with an hourglass on a marlbe table, garlanded with flowers, and a butterfly alighting on a peach.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Rogers Broughton, Second Lord

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England
  • Swinton ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973) by Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton


19th Century
George IV
Production date: circa AD 1828


Attribution uncertain. On accession it was attributed to Rockingham, but the possibility of it having been made by H. & R. Daniel was raised by Sally Kevill-Davies.

School or Style

Rococo Revival

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold
Box Diameter 8.0 cm Height 2.0 cm
Cover Diameter 8.3 cm Height 2.7 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: writen in script

  • Text: James Baguley 1828
  • Location: Inside cover
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.158 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 40576
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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