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Cream jug: C.75-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain cream jug, painted in famille rose style with the 'Spinning Maiden' pattern and flowers in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain cream jug, painted in red, yellow, green, blue, black and pink enamels. The pear shaped jug has a sparrow beak spout and grooved loop handle, on a low footring. It is painted in famille rose style with the 'Spinning Maiden' pattern, a flowering shrub growing from rockwork on the reverse. The interior rim is banded with an iron-red loop and dot border.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.0 cm
Width: 8.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770

School or Style

famille rose

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, blue, black and pink)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain painted in red, yellow, green, blue, black and pink enamels

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.75-1918
Primary reference Number: 32877
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 September 2012 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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