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Cup: MAR.C.12 & A-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood

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Description

Jasper, solid pale greyish-blue with white reliefs, and engine-turning on the lower part of the cup. The cup has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. The lower part of the exterior is striped. Above is a raised horizontal band forming the ground line for three putti and a chariot drawn by lions, two plants with a dragonfly above, a putto carving out his bow, two plants with a butterfly above. The circular saucer has curved sides and stands on a footring. The interior is decorated with an acanthus leaf border radiating from the depression in the centre. The exterior is decorated with engine-turned stripes.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1780 - 1800

Note

Josiah Wedgwood I or Wedgwood & Byerley

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Saucer Diameter 12.7 cm
Cup Diameter 8 cm Height 4.6 cm
Exterior Of Saucer
Lower Part Of Cup
Reliefs

Materials used in production

Jasper ware

Techniques used in production

Moulding

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: on the cup

  • Text: Wedgwood
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: on the saucer

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.12 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 11559
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 19 September 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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