A fine antique Georgian English porcelain Dolphin and Shell molded butter boat by Derby and dating from around 1770. The small jug shaped vessel stands raised on a round pedestal base with a molded scroll work body and with a raised large pouring spout and ornate handle. The butter boat is hand painted in blue on a white ground with small leafy sprigs and other patterning. The butter boat is not marked.
For a similar example please see the Victoria & Albert Museum Collection.
In good condition with light age wear with a small firing mark to the inside base.
Origin : England
Maker : Derby
Manufacture Date : Circa 1770
Materials : Porcelain
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