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Cream pot: C.37 & A-1992

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Derby Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain cream pot and cover, or salt, with applied leaves and moulded finial, and painted with a landscape and an insect in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain cream pot and cover, or salt, painted in green, red, light and dark brown, grey and purple enamels and gilt. Depressed globular bowl standing on a domed foot; two satyr mask handles; fluted domed cover with flange and a flower finial surrounded by three applied leaves on a stalk. The bowl is decorated on one side with a landscape featuring a bridge, and on the other with a flying insect. On the lid there are three insects and a scallop and gilt scallop and dot border.


History note: From the collection of the late Dr & Mrs H. Statham; lent by the testator, 1988. Miss Beryl Statham Bequest accepted by H.M. Governament in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum.

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Bequeathed by Miss Statham, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.4 cm
Height: 8.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1992) by H.M. Government


Mid-18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1758 - 1760

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, red, light and dark brown, grey and purple) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain cream pot and cover, or salt, with applied leaves and moulded finial, and painted with polychrome enamels and gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.37 & A-1992
Primary reference Number: 74695
Old loan number: Statham Loan 26 & A-1970
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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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