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Sugar bowl: C.88 & A-1918

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory
Engraver: Hancock, Robert




Soft-paste porcelain sugar bowl and cover, transfer-printed in black with 'May Day', 'The Milkmaids' and a pastoral scene on the bowl, and three prints of ruins and trees on the cover.

Soft-paste porcelain sugarbowl and cover, transfer-printed onglaze in black. Circular with deep sides, standing on a footring; cover with double curve, surmounted by a flower knop with a stem and two leaves; interior flange. Decorated on the bowl with 'May Day', 'The Milkmaids' and a pastoral scene of a cowherd behind a standing cow, a recumbent cow, and another being milked in the distance. On the cover, three prints of ruins and trees. Black line round rim of both.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm
Width: 12.0 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
Production date: circa AD 1765

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( black)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed onglaze in black

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.88 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 32906
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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