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Bowl: C.23-1918

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Maker(s)

Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)
Probably Giles, James (Decorator)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain bowl, moulded and painted overglaze with flowers and fruits in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain bowl, moulded and painted in red, yellow, green, brown and puce enamels, and gilt. The circular bowl stands on a low, ground foot-ring, the lower portion with pine-cone moulding. It is painted with scattered sprays of fruit and flowers, including roses, hearts ease, pears, cherries, and a cut peach, the interior with three plums, the rim with a gilt dentil border.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 16.5 cm
Diameter: 6 1/2 in
Height: 7.5 cm
Height: 2 15/16 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph, MA

Dating

Second half of 18th century
George III
Gold anchor period (1759-69)
Circa 1760 - 1769 1769

Note

It is likely that the painting was executed in the atelier of James Giles. See documentation

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, brown and puce) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and painted overglaze with flowers and fruits in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: an anchor
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Gilt
  • Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.23-1918
Primary reference Number: 73343
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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