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Saucer: C.28-1934

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Spode




Bone china, moulded, glazed and painted with views of Cambridge and Stowe in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Bone china, moulded, painted onglaze in shades of blue, green, yellow, pale brown and grey enamels, and gilt. In the middle there is a gold circle enclosing a four-armed formal motif with small flower heads in the spaces between the arms. Outside this medallion there are two oval panels painted respectively with views of St John's College, Cambridge, and the Paladian Bridge at Stowe, Buckinghamshire. Between the panels , all in gold, there are rococo- style motifs made up of scrolls and shell-shapes, and round the outer edge, a narrow border of scrolls and low pedestal shapes.


History note: Clifford Wheeler, Ye Olde Cathedral Antique Rooms, 13 St Peter's Street, Canterbury; sent on approval 2 July 1934 and purchased for £1.0.0

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 4 1/2 in
Height: 7/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1934-07-06) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Early 19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1820

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, moulded, glazed and painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SPODE
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: In red
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.28-1934
Primary reference Number: 40630
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 22 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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