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Butter dish and cover
  • Butter dish and cover
    Worcester porcelain factory
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Butter dish and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:

    C.418&A-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 9, shelf 3 []

Physical description

Butter dish and cover of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Decorated in imitation of Japanese Imari porcelain with an irregular panelled design of dragons, prunus-blossom, and chrysanthemum badges and diaper in colours and gold.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 8.3 cm, Width: 11.4 cm

Descriptive line

Butter dish and cover of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1770.

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

Ayres, John, et al. Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe, 1650-1750. London : Oriental Ceramics Society, 1990. 292 p.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Enamels

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Dragons; Diaper; Chrysanthemum; Prunus

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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