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Cup and saucer: MAR.C.13.1 & A-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Wedgwood, Josiah




Jasper, white with green dip on the exterior of the cups and the interiors of the saucers, and white reliefs; engine-turned fluting and lapidary polished rim and interior. Translucent. The cups have a frieze of reliefs between the rim and the striped engine-turning round the lower part. The saucers have a border of acanthus and laurel leaves radiating inwards from the rim, and engine-turned stripes radiating from an undecorated circle in the centre. Cup has reliefs of a putto with pipe, a dog, a butterfly, a basket of flowers, Boys at Play (putto with viol, four putti dancing), a plant, a helmet and sword with a dragonfly above.


History note: Unknown before Charles Brinsley Marlay (1831-1912)

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


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1787 - 1795

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Saucer Diameter 12.8 cm Height 2.7 cm
Cup Height 4.5 cm Width 7.9 cm

Materials used in production

green and white Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: S
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 3
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 3
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.13.1 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 11570
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 19 September 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 September 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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