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  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1754-56 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Worcester 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 4, shelf 5

Physical description

Mug of soft-paste porcelain, bell-shaped, with scroll handle. Painted in underglaze blue with Chinoiserie design of bamboo, flowering plants and palisade.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)


ca. 1754-56 (made)


Worcester porcelain factory (Manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

A simulated Chinese character in blue

A cross incised


Height: 8.9 cm, Diameter: 7.6 cm

Descriptive line

Mug, soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, England, Worcester porcelain factory, ca. 1754-56

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

Honey, W. B. Old English porcelain; a handbook for collectors London: Faber & Faber, 1948, Pl. 67F, pp. 156, 160
For this pattern, see Branyan, French and Sandon, Worcester Blue and White Porcelain, revised edition 1989, cat. I.D.11, where dated 1754-56


Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Bamboo; Palisades (outworks)


Ceramics; Porcelain; Drinking; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Ceramics Collection

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