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Butter tub: C.3123.1 & A & B-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain butter tub, cover and stand, decorated with a moulded relief, and painted underglaze in blue with flowers.

Soft-paste porcelain butter tub, cover and stand, painted underglaze in blue. The oval tub and stand has a double crabstock handle with applied moulded leaf and flower terminals. The domed cover is surmounted by a single crabstock handle, with similar terminal. Each piece is printed with bouquets and sprigs of flowers, and insects, within line borders. In a pair with C.3123.2 & A & B-1928.


History note: Bought by Dr Glaisher from the Collection of Mr Levine of Norwich, Sotheby's, April 30th 1925, Lot 44

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Tub Height 14.5 cm
Stand Length 19.5 cm
Cover Width 13.0 cm

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.3123.1 & A & B-1928
Primary reference Number: 38340
Old catalogue number: 4530A, vol. 27
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 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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