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egg-drainer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1981,0101.322

  • Description

    Egg-drainer; porcelain; moulded shallow circular dish perforated with holes in the bottom and with a shell-shaped handle; painted under the glaze in blue; oriental lake scene with two islands with houses in the background and two boats in the foreground; band of patterned panels round the rim; shallow footrim.

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1772-1799 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 1.7 centimetres
    • Diameter: 7.6 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For similar shapes see Geoffrey Godden 'Caughley and Worcester Porcelains 1775-1800' (London 1969) pl. 119. Example also on the V&A website. Possibly Worcester.

  • Condition

    Chip to footrim.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1981

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1981,0101.322

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