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Milk jug: C.46 & A-1992

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain milk or cream jug, painted in enamel colours in Kakiemon style.

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamel colours in Kakiemon style. Approximately piriform with lightly fluted sides, shaped rim, upward tilting lip and scrolling handle. Decorated with floral sprays.


History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; Dr Statham died 1967; Mrs Statham died 1970; their daughter, Miss Beryl Statham by whom lent anonymously in 1970. Miss Statham died 1990. Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Statham, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitwillianm Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1990) by H.M. Government


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


The 'millet' decoration is normally found in conjunction with the 'Quail' pattern, copied from a Japanese Kakiemon original c.1700, see documentation.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamel colours in Kakiemon style

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.46 & A-1992
Primary reference Number: 37109
Old object number: Statham Loan 14-1970
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 12 October 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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