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Cream jug: C.137-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Caughley Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain cream jug, transfer-printed underglaze in blue with the 'Temple' pattern, and gilt

Soft-paste porcelain cream jug, transfer-printed underglaze in blue, and gilt. The bucket-shaped jug has a sparrow beak spout, scrolled handle, sides moulded with vertical flutes, and stands on an undercut foor-ring. Transfer-printed with the 'Temple' pattern, the interior with a broad diaper border in Chinese style, the rim and bases banded with gilt lines.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.6 cm
Height: 3 in
Width: 11.7 cm
Width: 4 5/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Broseley ⪼ Shropshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


18th Century, Late#
George III
Circa 1785 CE - 1795 CE


Many blue and white wares were sent to the Chamberlains at Worcester for gilding, and the correspondence for 13th August, 1789, mentions 'Temple best teas'. See documentation, p. 50.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and decorated underglaze with blue trasfer-prints, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.137-1918
Primary reference Number: 131171
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 1 February 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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