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Cream jug (part of a service)

Factory:
Worcester
Date:
ca. 1765–75
Culture:
British, Worcester
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Vincent Lockwood, 1939
Accession Number:
39.140.68
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 513
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century porcelain tea sets usually comprised a teapot and stand, milk jug, sugar bowl, tea caddy, spoon tray, slop basin, six or twelve tea bowls with or without handles, and six or twelve saucers, a coffee pot and six or twelve coffee cups and a dish for cake. The Worcester factory made tea bowls with a handle if the decoration was European and without a handle for Oriental designs.
Marking: Fretted square (in underglaze blue)
[ Sainsbury , Southampton, England, 1934; sold to Lockwood] ; Mr. and Mrs. Luke Vincent Lockwood (until 1939; to MMA)
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