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Cream pail: C.3 & A-1967

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Lund, Benjamin




Soft-paste porcelain cream pail and ladle, painted in Chinese style in underglaze cobalt-blue.

Soft-paste porcelain cream pail and ladle, moulded, and painted underglaze in blue. The pail is of oval eight-lobed bucket shape, with wavy-edged rim, and diagonally-set overhead handle, which is moulded with scrolls, and supported on four low splayed feet. The ladle has a circular fluted bowl, and a straight scroll-moulded handle with a central flange. The pail is painted on one side with a tall Chinese lady, pointing to a flowering shrub, the reverse with a sampan in a river landscape.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Frederick John Parry Parker

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1967) by Parker, Frederick John Parry


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1751 CE


Cream pails of this type were also made at Liverpool.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Pail Diameter 7.0 cm Height 7.5 cm
Ladle Length 9.0 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed and painted underglaze in blue
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3 & A-1967
Primary reference Number: 32723
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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