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Milk pot: C.50-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Lowerdown Pottery




Buff stoneware with iron-speckled buff glaze, painted in iron-brown and greyish-blue with a styulized plant spray

Buff stoneware, thrown, with a handle applied at right angles to the lip, and iron-speckled buff glaze, painted in iron-brown and greyish-blue; base unglazed. The pot has a broad base and tapering sides, which widen just below the rim and lip. The tubular handle has a closed rounded end pierced by a hole. The front is decorated with an iron brown plant spray of two leaves and composite spire-like flower flanked on each side by two curved greyish-blue stems. There is a broad iron-brown band round the rim. Originally part of a set with C.48 & A-2007 and C.49-2007.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by P.H.D.S. Wikramaratna in memory of his brother P.H. Diananda

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bovey Tracey ⪼ Devon ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-11-19) by Wikramaratna, P. H. D. S.


Third quarter of 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: circa AD 1970


The mark is that of the Lowerdown Pottery which was run by David Andrew Leach (1911-2005) from 1956 to 2003. Jeremy Leach also worked there from 1970 to 1974 (?) and again from 1983-97/8 and from 2001

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt ( probably) iron
Base Diameter 8 cm
Handle-rim Width 12.3 cm

Materials used in production

except base Glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: L+ in rectangular seal
  • Location: On side near base below handle
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Pottery mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.50-2007
Primary reference Number: 158290
Entry form number: 976
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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