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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Wallace Elliot

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 1, shelf 6

Physical description

Bottle of soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamel colours and gilt. Bulbous with globular body and long neck. Painted with a bird and flowering plants in brilliant red, turquoise-green, blue and purple, with touches of black and gold.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1755 (made)


Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt


Height: 20 cm

Object history note

Plymouth, Andrade, 1929.

Descriptive line

Bottle, soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, Bow Porcelain Factory, London, about 1755

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

Honey, W. B. Old English porcelain. London: Faber & Faber, 1948, Pl. 39A, p. 92.
Honey, W. B. English pottery and porcelain. London: Black, 1947, p. 139.


Soft paste porcelain


Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Birds; Flowers


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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