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Dish: C.3202-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Factory of the comte d'Artois




Hard-paste porcelain dish, painted in enamels and gilded, with sprigs, cornflowers, laurel and ribbon.

Hard-paste porcelain painted in blue, green, yellow, red, and mauve enamels and gilded. The dish is oval with fluted sides and scalloped rim. There are four spur marks on the underside of the base. The front is decorated in the middle with gilded sprigs, and on the sides, with detached cornflowers, enclosed in wreaths of laurel linked by festoons of laurel intertwined with mauve ribbon. A dentilated gold band encircles the rim.


History note: Shelton Collection, Manchester; purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, December 1925, for £5.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 26.2 cm
Width: 18.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, Late
Louis XVI
Production date: circa AD 1785


This factory was founded by Pierre Antoine Hannong in 1772. This dish was made at the factory when it was under the patronage of Charles-Philippe, Comte d'Artois, 1779-89.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, red, and mauve)
Decorations composed of gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulded : Hard-paste porcelain painted in blue, green, yellow, red, and mauve enamels and gilded.
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: CP below a crown, but only the C and part of the P now visible

  • Text: CP
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Stencilled in red
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: B
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Incised mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3202-1928
Primary reference Number: 74503
Old object number: 4765
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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