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Milk jug: EC.18-1941

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain moulded, glazed and decorated with flowers, fruits and insects in polychrome onglaze enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain moulded, and with applied decoration, painted in red, yellow, green, and blue enamels. The fluted jug is of baluster shape, and stands on a flared foot applied with a wreath of wild strawberries and leaves. The ribbed S-shaped handle has a moulded acanthus leaf terminal at top and bottom. The body is applied with garlands of naturalistically coloured flowers, and is painted with scattered sprays and sprigs, and a butterfly. The rim is banded in brown.


History note: Dr Bellamy Gardner; sold Sotheby's, 12 June 1941, Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Chelsea Porcelain, English Ceramics, and Enamels. The Property of Dr and Mrs Bellamy Gardner., lot 23.

Legal notes

Given by the National Art Collections Fund as Trustee of the R.S. Cochrane Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm
Length: 10.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1941-06-12) by National Art Collections Fund


18th Century, Mid
George II
Triangle Period
Circa 1745 - Circa 1749

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed and decorated with flowers, fruits and insects in polychrome onglaze enamels
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: a triangle
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised underglaze
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.18-1941
Primary reference Number: 118345
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 October 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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