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Worcester Creamboat

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Dates Circa 1765
Medium Porcelain
Origin England
Description A fine Worcester creamboat of shell shaped dolphin ewer form, based on a George II silver shape, and taking its name from the pair of entwined dolphins with tridents moulded below the lip. The handle is moulded as a lamprey eel so it seems likely that these ‘creamboats’ were actually for melted butter.

8cm High

9cm Length

Other factories produced ‘dolphin ewers' but they were never as beautifully moulded as the Worcester ones. This form of creamboat was made at Worcester in two sizes spanning the period 1765-72. It is reported that there were lamprey eels in the River Severn in the eighteenth century.

Condition Tiny nick restored and faint crack to lip of spout