Soft-paste porcelain sugar bowl and cover, glazed, and painted in enamels with figures and insects in landscape, and gilded on the edges.
Soft-paste porcelain, glazed and painted in shades of green, yellow, red, reddish-brown, grey, and black enamel, and gilt. The bowl has deep sides curving inwards to the low spreading foot. The domed cover has an applied knob in the shape of a fruit and a leaf on a twig. The bowl is decorated on one side with a landscape with buildings and two male figures, and on the other with a ladybird, a butterfly, and a bee (?). On the cover there is a smaller landscape with buildings, a dragonfly, a little beetle, and a fly. There are gold bands round the foot, the rim, and the edge of the cover, and touches of gold on the finial.
History note: H.E. Backer, 1 Elm Tree Road, St John's Wood, London. NW8 from whom purchased for £10 by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum