Rare Stand to a Butter Dish, Lowestoft, soft paste porcelain, c.1762


This rare stand to a butter a dish or 'butter-pot' is painted in underglaze blue with an oriental landscape. The border is painted with four small flowering prunus branches. The flat rim and cavetto are moulded with Hughes-type raised floral motifs.

Marked within the footrim with a painter's numeral 5.

Provenance: Geoffrey Godden; this particular example is illustrated in his Illustrated Guide to Lowestoft Porcelain (plate 35, top).

Condition: Excellent - no damage or restoration, just typical glaze and firing imperfections.

Dimensions: Length 18 cm

The Illustrated Guide to Lowestoft Porcelain, Geoffrey A. Godden (Praeger, 1969).

Lowestoft Porcelain in Norwich Castle Museum, Volume 1, Sheenah Smith (Norfolk Museums Service, 1975).


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