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Butter tub: C.3123.2 & A & B-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Lowestoft Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain, with applied moulded decoration, and painted uderglaze in blue with flowers.

Soft-paste porcelain butter tub, cover and stand, moulded, with applied handle, painted underglaze in blue. The oval tub and stand has a double crabstock handle with applied moulded leaf and flower terminals. The domed cover (A) is surmounted by a single crabstock handle, with similar terminal. The stand (B) Each piece is printed with bouquets and sprigs of flowers, and insects, within line borders. In a pair with C.3123.1 & A & B-1928

Notes

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

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1780

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3123.2 & A & B-1928
Primary reference Number: 38341
Old object number: 4530B, vol. 27
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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