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Pickle tray

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1745-1748 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Limehouse 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 7, shelf 6

Physical description

Pickle tray of soft-paste porcelain, in the form of a scallop shell. Painted in underglaze blue with two figures, one carrying an umbrella, in a landcape with fine tree and mountains in Chinese style.

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)


ca. 1745-1748 (made)


Limehouse Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

'43' incised


Width: 9.8 cm

Descriptive line

Pickle tray, in the form of a scallop shell, soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, England, Limehouse, ca. 1745-48

Production Note

Previously attributed to "Bristol or Worcester" in the register and dated to 1752.


Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Mountains; Trees; Figures (representations); Landscapes (representations); Scallop shell


Ceramics; Porcelain; Eating; Food vessels & Tableware


Ceramics Collection

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