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Acquired in 1902 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Chelsea Porcelain factory
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
CER
credit
Bequeathed by Miss Emily S. Thomson
date_end
1769-12-31
date_start
1759-01-01
date_text
1759-1769 (made)
descriptive_line
Milk jug, porcelain, Chelsea Porcelain factory, London, 1759-1769
dimensions
Height: 7.62 cm, Width: 6.66 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
British Galleries, room 52b
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historical_significance
history_note
From tea set - museum nos. 517 to 523-1902
id
8268
label
British Galleries: TEA SERVICE, from a tea and coffee service
1759-1769
This English porcelain tea service is typical of those used in wealthier households during the 18th century. It consists of a teapot and stand, cups and saucers, a milk jug, a bowl for sugar and a dish for the tea dregs called a slop basin. [27/03/2003]
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2014-08-29T19:45:55.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:45:55.000Z
latitude
51.490139
location
British Galleries, room 52b, case 2
longitude
-0.16248
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamel colours and gilt
museum_number
519-1902
museum_number_token
5191902
object_number
O77649
object_type
Milk jug
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1
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original_price
physical_description
place
Chelsea
primary_image_id
2006AN1889
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Object Type The jug is from a tea and coffee service for six people. Black teas were more popular in Britain than green teas by the date that this service was made. Like coffee, these fermented black teas were usually drunk with milk or cream and often sweetened with sugar. When a similar Chelsea service was sold in 1770, the jug was described as a 'cream ewer.' Design & Designing The service is similar to one offered at auction in London in 1770. This was described as 'a very curious and matchless tea and coffee equipage, crimson and gold, most inimitably enamell'd in figures, from the designs of Watteau'. Although the figure subjects here are not directly copied from the work of the French Rococo painter Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), they are certainly inspired by his work. Materials & Making The Chelsea porcelain factory introduced the crimson ground around 1760, when a London auction of Chelsea porcelain included 'a few pieces of some new Colours which have been found this year by Mr [Nicholas] Sprimont, the Proprietor, at a very large Expence, incredible Labour, and close Application'.
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3
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VA
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milk-jug-chelsea-porcelain-factory
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2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1769
year_start
1759