Saucer; porcelain; deep curved sides; printed in underglaze-blue on white ground within a circular central reserve with oriental woman holding pot, child, building, man fishing from boat (the 'Mother and Child and Man Fishing' pattern); elaborate border of scrolled cartouches filled with diaper patterns and flowerheads fringed with plants; blue rim; mark.
- Factory in: Worcester
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Worcestershire,Worcester)
- Height: 2.6 centimetres
- Diameter: 11.9 centimetres
Inscription Commenthatched crescent printed in underglaze-blue
31/3/05: Item with Conservation Department
15 April 2005
Clean and consolidate crack
Long hairline crack running from base to rim, discoloured and unstable.
Steam cleaned using distilled water; run off dirt and water absorbed into soft tissue paper. Placed in an atmoshere of acetone and *ims* 50/50 in a glass desiccator to solvent dark material within break. Immersed in a solution of *Ariel* in tap water, followed by cotton wool swabs. Repeated using steam cleaner. Improved very slightly. Required for photography no time to do any further work.
Prehistory and Europe
Saucer; porcelain; deep curved sides; decorated on inside with underglaze blue on white ground; circular central reserve with oriental woman holding pot, child, building, man fishing from boat; elaborate border of scrolled cartouches filled with diaper patterns and flowerheads fringed with plants; blue rim; mark in underglaze blue.
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Object reference number: MCT9580
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