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Butter boat

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Butter boat of soft-paste porcelain, in the form of imbricated leaves with serrated edges; loop handle. Painted inside in underglaze blue with small sprays of flowers; shaded edge.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1770 (made)


Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue


Width: 7.3 cm

Descriptive line

Butter boat, soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, made by Bow Porcelain Factory, England, ca. 1770


Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Imbrication


Ceramics; Porcelain; Food vessels & Tableware


Ceramics Collection

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