buttertub and cover

manufacturer: Worcester porcelain factory (estab. circa 1751, closed 1862);  John Wall (English, b.1708, d.1776); 

circa 1770-1775
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buttertub and cover, with a raised flower knob. Green ground borders and white reserves painted with clusters of spotted fruit within a rococo scrolled border. the applied green ground added (clobbered) in the nineteenth century. This added decoration became a popular fashion trend during the first and the fourth quarter of the nineteenth century. these applied ground colours can be seen in green, turquoise and sometimes yellow. Materials & Making the raw materials of the Worcester porcelain factory included soaprock (soapstone), which resulted in a type of porcelain that was resistant to both regular use and the thermal shock of hot water. Worcester's recipe was therefore suitable for tablewares and tea and coffee services. trading the Worcester factory sold much of its output through wholesale warehouses in London. source: http: / / collections.vam.ac.uk / item / O77860 / plate-worcester-porcelain-factory / viewed 31 July 2015 (AC)
Maker and role
manufacturer: Worcester porcelain factory (estab. circa 1751, closed 1862)
John Wall (English, b.1708, d.1776)
Production place
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Production date
circa 1770-1775
Media description
soapstone porcelain, green ground, painted enamel overglaze
tub dia 104 mm
85 mmto knob of lid
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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