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Butter boat: C.59-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain butter boat, the interior transfer-printed underglaze in blue with the 'Rose and Running Border' pattern.

Soft-paste porcelain butter boat, press-moulded and transfer-printed underglaze in blue. Exterior moulded with leaves, including base; irregular rim; upward curving handle, flattened on top. Decorated on the inside with 'Rose and Runnning Border' pattern.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.8 cm
Length: 8.8 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1765

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, press-moulded and transfer-printed underglaze in blue
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.59-1918
Primary reference Number: 32859
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 May 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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