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Coffee pot: C.10 & A-1967

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Lowestoft Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain coffee pot and cover, painted with Chinese figures in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain coffee pot and cover, painted in red, purple, pink, yellow, green, brown, turquoise and black enamels. The pear-shaped coffee pot has a curved spout and scrolled strap handle with kick terminal. The domed cover is surmounted by a bun knob. It is painted with Chinese mandarin figures in gardens, the rim with a red scroll and arrow border, and the cover painted en suite.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs F. Recordon

Measurements and weight

Height: 24 cm
Width: 17.5 cm

Relative size of this object

17.5 cm24 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1967) by Recordon, F., Mrs


Second half of 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1775

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, purple, pink, yellow, green, brown, turquoise and black)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted in red, purple, pink, yellow, green, brown, turquoise and black enamels

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10 & A-1967
Primary reference Number: 38447
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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