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Milk jug: C.5.3-1965

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain milk jug, decorated underglaze in powder-blue, with flowers in onglaze polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain milk jug, decorated underglaze in powder-blue, onlgaze in polychrome enamels and gilt. Pear-shaped with sparrow-beak spout, footring and loop handle. Powder-blue ground reserved with three fan-shaped panels containing polychrome dishevelled birds among leafy branches, and two circular medallions containing a ladybird and a moth, each outlined with gilding and sprays of leaves and flowers. There is a gilt band round the rim and two leaves and dots down the back of the handle.


History note: Collection of Miss A. de la Perelle, Jersey.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Christobel Evelyn Fuller

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1965-11-25) by Fuller, Christobel Evelyn


18th Century
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770


See correspondence of 26th October, 1976 from Miss de la Perelle, Jersey relating to the history of the piece.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) powder-blue gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5.3-1965
Primary reference Number: 37022
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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