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Saucer: C.176-1918

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Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Hard-paste porcelain saucer. Central panel with a landscape of a lion, goat, and a fox (?), with a castle in the background. Around the panel and the outside of the saucer is a border of gilded circles, with another gilded pattern above the panel. There are also green leaves, and an inscription.

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Given by Ralph Griffin

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Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA


18th century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1775

Materials used in production

Gilt Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Painting Gilding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed sword
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Factory mark
  • Text: 8
  • Method of creation: In gold
  • Number
  • Text: 4
  • Location: Below the asterisk
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.176-1918
Primary reference Number: 72574
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 12 October 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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