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Butter boat

  • Place of origin:

    Lowestoft (made)

  • Date:

    third quarter of 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lowestoft porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief and painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.522-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 11, shelf 3

Physical description

Butter boat of soft-paste porcelain, wavy edge, moulded in relief with acanthus leaves at the foot, loop handle. Painted outside in underglaze blue with floral sprays; diaper border within the rim.

Place of Origin

Lowestoft (made)

Date

third quarter of 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Lowestoft porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief and painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

A crescent in blue

Dimensions

Length: 8.9 cm, Height: 6.7 cm

Descriptive line

Butter boat, soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief and painted in underglaze blue, made by Lowestoft porcelain factory, England, third quarter of 18th century

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Acanthus; Diaper-work; Floral patterns; Leaves

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Eating; Food vessels & Tableware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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