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Butter tub

Butter tub

ca. 1770

Soft paste porcelain
5 in.
Kenneth and Priscilla Klepser Porcelain Collection
Provenance: Originally from a service owned by Caroline, Marchioness of Ely, widow of the 4th Marquess until 1908; [Christie’s, London, March 26, 1908]; [Albert Amor Ltd, London, UK]; collection of Mr and Mrs Kenneth and Priscilla Klepser, unknown purchase date until 1994; gift from Mr and Mrs Kenneth and Priscilla Klepser to Seattle Art Museum, Washington, 1994
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Worcester Porcelain: The Klepser Collection, August 8, 1985-September 22, 1985. 1984-85 circuit included: Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis Institute of Art; San Francisco, CA, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Atlanta, GA, High Museum of Art; Sarasota, FL, Ringling Museum of Art.

Published ReferencesSpero, Simon. Worcester Porcelain: The Klepser Collection. London: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in association with Lund Humphries Publishers, 1984, p. 118, no. 131, illus. (b&w p. 119; color pl. 35)

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