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Cream jug

  • Place of origin:

    Lowestoft (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1769 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lowestoft porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 7, shelf 4

Physical description

Cream jug of soft-paste porcelain, painted in pink, yellow, green, turquoise, brown and black with a butterfly and a branch of stylised flowers growing from a shell in a lobed panel edged with gilding; outside are two sprays and two insects. Inside the rim, border of arches in red.

Place of Origin

Lowestoft (made)


ca. 1769 (made)


Lowestoft porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in overglaze enamels and gilt


Height: 7.3 cm, Diameter: 5.7 cm

Descriptive line

Cream jug, soft-paste porcelain, painted in overglaze polychrome enamels and gilt, made by Lowestoft porcelain factory, England, ca. 1769

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Howell, J., "Some notes of the introduction of polychrome decoration at Lowestoft" in ECC Trans. Vol. 9, pt. 3, 1975

Production Note

Date given by John Howell 1981


Porcelain; Enamels


Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Butterflies; Shells; Insects; Flowers


Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Ceramics Collection

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