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Sugar bowl: C.60 & A-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain sugar bowl and cover, painted underglaze in blue and decorated with flowers and leaves.

Soft-paste porcelain sugar bowl and cover, painted underglaze in blue. The bowl has rounded sides, moulded with narrow flutes below a plain border, and stands on a wedge-shaped footring. The ogee domed cover is similarly moulded, and surmounted by a flower and leaf knob. Both pieces are painted with scrolling, feathery leaves, and flowers, the interior of the bowl with a flower sprig.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.5 cm
Height: 12.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: circa AD 1780


This pattern is based on the Meissen Zweibelmuster, or onion pattern, and is found with simulated crossed swords marks and crescent marks.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.60 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 38238
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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