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Cream boat: C.124-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Philip Christian's Factory




Soft-paste porcelain cream boat, moulded, and painted in red, pink, yellow, green and blue enamels with sprays of flowers on the sides.

Soft-paste porcelain cream boat, moulded, and painted in red, pink, yellow, green and blue enamels. The oval cream boat has 'bombe' sides, pinched lip spout and double scroll handle, and stands on an oval base. The sides are moulded oval rococo panels in reverse on a ground of moulded overlapping stiff leaves, and painted 'sprays' of flowers.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.8 cm
Width: 11.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


18th Century, second half#
George III
Circa 1765 CE - 1778 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, pink, yellow, green and blue)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted in red, pink, yellow, green and blue enamels
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.124-1918
Primary reference Number: 37977
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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