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Dish: MAR.C.96-1912

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Samson & Co (Factory)


Large Samson Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in opaque enamels of bright tone, pink, blue, green, yellow, iron-red, turquoise, white and black with a basket of fruit and flowers.

Large Samson Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in opaque enamels of bright tone, pink, blue, green, yellow, iron-red, turquoise, white and black. The centre has a basket of flowers and fruit. The rim has alternating pink and turquoise diaper borders decorated with sprays of prunus and peony respectively and reserved with six 'Antique' vignettes. The underside has three sprigs of lingzhi fungus in iron-red. There are three spur marks on the base.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 44.5 cm
Height: 6.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Mid-late 19th Century
Circa 1845 CE - Circa 1900 CE


Established by Edmé Samson in Paris at 7, Rue Vendome (later Rue Béranger). In 1864 the factory was moved to Montreuil by Samson's son, Emile Samson.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille rose)

Materials used in production

Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.96-1912
Primary reference Number: 77415
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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