A Lowestoft Creamer, circa 1770

This charming and delightfully bulbous creamer is painted in underglaze blue with a Chinese-style riverscape, consisting of a house beside a bridge linking it to an island. The reverse is painted with a small vignette of a house on an island. The inner border is of an alternate trellis / demi- flowerhead design. The design is known to collectors as the Island House or Long Fence pattern.


Condition: Excellent – no damage or restoration, just typical imperfections in the paste and glaze, including tiny pinholes and minute patches of staining. There is a slight ridge in the potting of the pourer and a fully-glazed nick to the foot rim, both of which occurred during manufacture.

Dimensions: Height 8.5 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).

A Cabinet of British Creamers, Michael Berthoud (Micawber Publications, 1999).