Small Sparrow beak Creamer, Lowestoft, soft paste porcelain, c.1785


This small creamer is painted with an entwined floral cartouche containing stylised flowers. The border is of an intricate pink-hatched design, from which are suspended scrolled ornaments and floral sprigs.

These often so-called Curtis patterns are named for the Lowestoft 'china painter' Thomas Curtis, who decorated wares in the predominantly famille rose Chinese export style from around 1775 until the closure of the factory at the end of the century.


Condition: Excellent - no damage or restoration and the decoration is in excellent order, with only very minor wear and minute typical patches of staining.

Dimensions: Height 9 cm

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

Lowestoft Porcelain in Norwich Castle Museum, Volume 2, Sheenah Smith (Norfolk Museums Service, 1975).


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