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White swan

White swan
Porcelain swan, Lowestoft, UK, about 1780

This swan came from the Lowestoft porcelain factory in around 1780. This factory in eastern England made ceramics from 1757 to 1802, when people began decorating their homes with small ornaments. The swan is just six centimetres high and could fit in your pocket. Real swans can be over a metre tall.

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