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Butter boat

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (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:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 1, shelf 7

Physical description

Butter boat of soft-paste porcelain, reeded with scalloped edge; angular handle. Painted outside in underglaze blue with Chinoiserie landscapes; inside, a border of alternate diaper and floral pattern.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1765 (made)


Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue


Length: 8.9 cm without handle

Descriptive line

Butter boat, soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, made by Bow Porcelain Factory, England, ca. 1765


Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Diaper-work; Floral patterns; Landscapes


Ceramics; Porcelain; Eating; Food vessels & Tableware


Ceramics Collection

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