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Cream jug: EC.22-1946

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Production: Unknown




Porcelain cream jug. Painted in grey monochrome, en grisaille, on one side with a boy in an oval medallion with a gilt surround while the reverse has an 'F' in gold on a pink ground. There is a gilt band round the lower part of the neck, the base, rim of the spout, and parts of the handle. The loop handle is angular.

Legal notes

Given by Louis Colville Gray Clarke

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm
Width: 8.9 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Berlin ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-09) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1780

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Sceptre and 'IO'
  • Method of creation: In blue, and impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.22-1946
Primary reference Number: 140408
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 October 2016 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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