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Butter boat

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John 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.577-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 4

Physical description

Butter boat of soft-paste porcelain, with wavy outline and snake handle. Moulded in relief with shell patterns on the sides, and leaves at the base. Painted in underglaze blue with floral sprays; shading within the rim.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)

Date

ca. 1780 (made)

Artist/maker

John Pennington's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

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

Dimensions

Length: 10.8 cm, Width: 6 cm

Descriptive line

Butter boat, soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief and painted in underglaze blue, England (Liverpool), ca. 1780

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns; Foliation (pattern); Shell (motif)

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Eating; Food vessels & Tableware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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