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  • Place of origin:

    Lowestoft, United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1769-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lowestoft porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Legh Tolson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain & Europe, room 139, case E, shelf 3

Physical description

Jug of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels. Pear-shaped with a scroll handle. Painted in an irregular lobed panel with a scene inscribed below with 'The Game of Cricket', depicting players on the Denes in Lowestoft. Below the spout and at the back above and below the handle is a red trellis diaper.

Place of Origin

Lowestoft, United Kingdom (made)


ca. 1769-1770 (made)


Lowestoft porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'The Game of Cricket'


Height: 17.8 cm, Diameter: 11.4 cm

Object history note

The image is copied from a print by H. Roberts after L.P. Boilard.

Descriptive line

Jug of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, Lowestoft porcelain factory, Lowestoft, ca. 1769-1770.

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

Clarkston R. J. & Mallet J. V. G. A Problematical Group of Eighteenth-Century Porcelains.Transactions of the English Ceramics Circle. 1971, vol. 8, part 1. pp. 80-121.

Production Note

Date given by John Howell in 1981


Soft-paste porcelain



Subjects depicted

Scroll; Diaper; Trellis; Lobed; Cricket


Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection code


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