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Taster: C.62-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Caughley Porcelain Factory




Soft-porcelain taster decorated underglaze with blue transfer-prints.

Soft-paste porcelain taster, transfer-printed underglaze in blue. Circular with deep, curved sides, standing on a footring. Central incised turning circle on base. On one side of the bowl is a stylized leaf-shaped lug, tilted upwards. Printed inside with 'The Fisherman' pattern, and a border of rectangles and pendant paired leaves and dot below.

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands, Litt.D., CBE, CH

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 5.6 cm
Height: 3.2 cm
Width: 7.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-07-14) by Rylands, G.H.W.


18th Century, Late#
George III
Circa 1785 CE - 1790 CE

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: S:
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.62-1997
Primary reference Number: 75694
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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