A Lowestoft Porcelain Bowl

This is a well-known piece of Lowestoft porcelain and one of exceptional interest.


28 cm
Art Fund grant:
£625 ( Total: £2,500)
Acquired in:
Mr & Mrs Drake

The number '5' on the base is traditionally associated with Robert Allen one of the most prolific and accomplished of the factory's painters. The bowl is interesting in being securely documented and unique in design, based on an engraving by Hollar, entitled 'Chinese Priests and Monks'. Many Lowestoft pieces have chinoiserie decoration, but the choice of subject and detailed treatment here are without parallel.


Mr and Mrs Drake, Great Yarmouth

Venue details

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625 www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.95)

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