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Milk jug: C.14-1991

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain milk or cream jug, 'pencilled' in black enamel with Chinese decoration.

Soft-paste porcelain milk or cream jug, 'pencilled' in black enamel. Pear-shaped with a sparrow-beak spout, curved neck edges, and harp-shaped handle. On the front a man, holding an umbrella and a bird, stands in a garden; on his left there is a fence and a pine tree; on his right, a vase and in the distance further up, a building beside a tree.


History note: Formerly on loan from 1969

Legal notes

Bequethed by Gabor Cossa

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1989) by Cossa, Gabor


18th Century, Mid#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1760

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( black) black

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-1991
Primary reference Number: 37031
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 June 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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