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Butter pot: BL.7 & A-1995

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)




Two-handled butter pot and cover imitating Dutch metalwork, made from hard paste porcelain, with a painted underglaze in in blue. The pot is octagonal in shape, and decorated with figures in landscapes.

Legal notes

On loan from Douglas and Mary Barrett

Measurements and weight

Depth: 13.1 cm
Height: 11.1 cm
Width: 20 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1995) by Barrett, Douglas and Mary

Materials used in production

Underglaze colour
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: BL.7 & A-1995
Primary reference Number: 140088
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 25 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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