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Butter boat: C.3115-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, decorated with a moulded low relief, and painted underglaze in blue with Chinese scenes.

Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, moulded in relief, and painted underglaze in blue. The oval butter boat has pinched lip spout and wishbone handle, and is supported on a waisted foot. The sides are moulded with pleats, reserved with scroll-edged panels painted with river landscapes, with floral meander borders on each side of the rim. The interior with a flower spray, a lambrequin border inside the spout.

Notes

History note: Bought at Christie's, as part of lot 41, May 26th 1910, by Mr Fenton on Dr Glaisher's behalf, with nos. 3161-3166, for 7 gns.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.5 cm
Length: 10.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1765 CE - 1770 CE

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)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3115-1928
Primary reference Number: 38313
Old object number: 3167, vol. 10
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 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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