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Butter boat

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    James Pennington's 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.562-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 5

Physical description

Butter boat of soft-paste porcelain, with wavy outline; moulded in relief with foliage and rococo scrolls forming reserved panels in which are painted with Chinoiserie landscapes; gadrooned at the base, and fluted foot; scroll handle, the upper surface moulded in relief in the form of a leaf; diaper border.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)

Date

ca. 1765-1770 (made)

Artist/maker

James Pennington's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

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

Dimensions

Length: 11.4 cm, Width: 6.4 cm

Descriptive line

Butter boat, soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief and painted in underglaze blue, probably made by James Pennington's factory., England (Liverpool), ca. 1765-70

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Diaper-work; Scrolls (motifs); Foliation (pattern); Landscapes

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Eating; Food vessels & Tableware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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