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Butter boat

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1758-60 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vauxhall 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 7, shelf 7

Physical description

Butter boat of soft-paste porcelain, gadrooned, scalloped edge; loop handle. Painted in underglaze blue with an angler and tree in Chinese style; under the lip a flowering spray; on the lip and at the bottom a formal flower; on the handle and within the rim a scrolled line.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1758-60 (made)


Vauxhall porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue


Length: 10.8 cm, Width: 7 cm

Descriptive line

Butter boat, soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, made by Vauxhall porcelain factory, England (London), probably ca. 1758-60

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

For this sauceboat pattern, see The English Ceramic Circle, Ceramics of Vauxhall (2007), cat. 92 and 94, where dated ca. 1758-60

Production Note

Previously attributed to Liverpool in the register


Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Figures; Floral patterns; Scrollwork; Trees


Ceramics; Porcelain; Eating; Food vessels & Tableware


Ceramics Collection

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