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

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Object information

Maker(s)

Wedgwood, Josiah (Factory)

Description

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.

Notes

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

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1787 - 1795 1795

School or Style

Neoclassical

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
Decoration: Reliefs:

Materials used in production

green and white Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Mark
  • Text: S
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Mark
  • Text: 3
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Mark
  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Mark
  • Text: 3
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • 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: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Cup and saucer" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/11570 Accessed: 2021-12-07 21:30:39

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