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Bowl: C.12-1947

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glaze stoneware, painted in polychrome enamels with Chinese figures in a garden

Off-white stoneware, thrown, turned, salt-glazed, and painted in turquoise blue, green, yellow, pink, mauve, red, and black enamels. The wide bowl has a slightly flaring lip and stands on a foot. The outside is decorated with three Chinese people alternating with four large garden pots, surrounded by flowers. Two of the pots are striped red and yellow, while the other two are a mixture of blue, red and yellow. Between the two striped pots is a large multi-coloured rock. The figures are a seated man under a parasol, a lady wearing a black hat, and another seated man. At the bottom of the bowl on the inside is a spray of flowers, in red, mauve and yellow, with green and blue leaves. The inner edge of the bowl has a border of shallow semi-circular panels of green and black trellis edged by curving mauve lines.


History note: Unknown before Harry Ostler

Legal notes

Given by Harry Ostler

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1947-09) by Ostler, Harry


18th Century, third quarter#
George II or George III
Circa 1755 CE - 1765 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( turquoise, green, yellow, pink, mauve, red, and black)
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Rim Diameter 17.1 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : White stoneware, thrown and turned, salt-glazed, and painted in turquoise, green, yellow, pink, mauve, red, and black enamels

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-1947
Primary reference Number: 71587
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 February 2022 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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