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Cream jug: C.111-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain cream jug, painted with birds and plants in onglaze yellow, green, blue, and purple enamels outlined in black.

Soft-paste porcelain cream jug, painted in onglaze yellow, green, blue, and purple enamels outlined in black. The pear-shaped jug has a sparrow beak spout, and rococo scroll handle, on a low footring. It is painted in famille-verte style with two herons among rocks and flowering plants, an insect and birds in flight above.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. A.V. Valentine-Richards

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.8 cm
Width: 7.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Circa 1752 - 1754


This style of bird painting is also found on sauceboats and dry mustard pots.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( yellow, green, blue, and purple)

Materials used in production

Steatitic Soft-paste porcelain
presumed lead Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted in onglaze yellow, green, blue, and purple enamels outlined in black

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.111-1933
Primary reference Number: 34350
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 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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