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Sweetmeat dish

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 1, shelf 3

Physical description

Sweetmeat dish of soft-paste porcelain, in the form of three conjoined scalloped shells with a central rock pillar supporting a fourth. At the base of the pillar are smaller shells and coral. Painted in underglaze blue with Chinoiserie landscapes; diaper borders.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1755 (made)


Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue


Height: 17.1 cm, Diameter: 17.8 cm

Descriptive line

Sweetmeat dish, soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, made by Bow Porcelain Factory, England, ca. 1755


Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Shells; Pillars; Diaper-work; Rock; Landscapes; Coral


Ceramics; Porcelain; Food vessels & Tableware; Eating


Ceramics Collection

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