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Cream jug

Cream jug

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (made)

  • Date:

    1796 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Imperial Vienna Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Col. Waldo-Sibthorp

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 20, shelf 3

Physical description

Cream jug, cylindrical body with three scroll feet; decorated on a green ground with gilt rectangular panels enclosing figure subjects; on the back are two women in classical costume sacrificing; in each of the two side panels is a cupid. Round the mouth is a border of swans and scrolls.

Place of Origin

Vienna (made)


1796 (made)


Imperial Vienna Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

A shield with the arms of Austria, in blue

'17' in purple

'12' and '96' impressed


Height: 10.8 cm, Diameter: 6.4 cm

Descriptive line

Cream-jug, hard-paste porcelain, painted in colours and gold with Ceres in a chariot; Imperial Vienna Porcelain factory, Vienna, Austria, 1796


Hard paste porcelain; Enamel


Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Scrolls; Cupids; Women; Swans


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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