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'Dragon Lustre' Bowl: C.68-1992

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'Dragon Lustre' Bowl


Factory: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd
Makeig-Jones, Daisy




Bone china, streaked underglaze in blue, yellow and brown, printed in gold with Chinese dragons over red lustre, and gilt.

Bone china, streaked underglaze in blue, yellow and brown and printed in gold over red lustre. Circular with deep curved sides and recessed base. On the outside there are two dragons and a gilt band on the rim. Inside there is a dragon on the sides, and below the rim, a petal diaper border by five oval Chinese landscapes. Below there is a 'fringe' of vertical sprays.


History note: Purchased by Sir Ivor Batchelor's mother in 1915 or 1916; by inheritance to Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Legal notes

Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor in memory of his mother.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 27.0 cm
Height: 11.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1992-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


20th Century, Early
Circa 1915 CE - 1916 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, yellow and brown) lustre ( red) gold

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, streaked underglaze in blue, yellow and brown and printed in gold over red lustre, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Portland Vase over '***/WEDGWOOD/*/ENGLAND' printed in gold; '7' painted in yellow; and pattern no. 'Z24829' in black

  • Text: '***/WEDGWOOD/*/ENGLAND', '7' and 'Z24829'
  • Method of creation: Printed and painted
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.68-1992
Primary reference Number: 41216
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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