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Butter tub: C.3119 & A-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain butter tub and cover, transfer-printed and painted underglaze in blue with Chinese scenes.

Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed and painted underglaze in blue. The cylindrical tub has two projecting shell handles, and stands on a low flattened footring. The domed cover (A) is surmounted by a flower knob. Both pieces are transfer-printed with a figure standing on a bridge in a Chinese river landscape, the rims with double line borders. The knob and handle are highlighted in blue.


History note: Bought from J. Camp & Son, 190 and 192 London Road North, Lowestoft, August 22nd 1922, £5.15s

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 14.7 cm
Height: 8.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1790 CE - 1800 CE

School or Style


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.3119 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 38330
Old object number: 3877, vol. 19
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 March 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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