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Two-handled cup: C.24 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons




Cream-coloured earthenware painted in brown, green and red enamels. Ovoid cup on circular spreading foot, with two loop handles, slightly domed lid with a raised area in the centre, and a moulded flower-shaped knob surrounded by leaves. The cup, cover and handle are all banded with fine lines of brown enamel; the cup and cover have bands of undulating leaves and berries, painted in green and red respectively.


History note: Purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher from the Artificers' Guild, Free School Lane, Cambridge on 4 December 1911 for 8s.6d. (Glaisher Modern Collection Catalogue no. 376).

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Production date: circa AD 1907


Late eighteenth-century style hand-painted creamware designs were revived at Etruria by Alfred Powell (1865-1960). Glaisher was told that the cup was certainly decorated by Alfred Powell, but it does not bear his mark. For Alfred Powell and Wedgwood, see Sharon Gater, 'Alfred and Louise Powell - an Introduction', Proceedings of the Wedgwood Society, no. 11 (1982), pp. 153-162; Maureen Batkin, Wedgwood Ceramics 1846-1959, London, 1982, pp. 139-56; Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, London, 1989, II, pp. 162-73; Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museums, Alfred and Louis Powell: Good Workmanship with Happy Thoughts, 1992, pp. 16-22. Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, The New Illustrated Dictionary, Woodbridge, 1995, pp. 343-4.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, green and brown)
Cup Over Cover Height 14 cm
Cup With Handles Width 15 cm

Materials used in production

Cream-coloured earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Manufactured for/JAMES POWELL & SONS,/Whitefriars Glass Works,/LONDON/WEDGWOOD/ ETRURIA
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Printed in greyish-black
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: A4966/B
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: JP& S is in monogram

  • Location: On the cover
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: b
  • Location: On the cover
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.24 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 11691
Old object number: C.81-1928
Glaisher number: Gl.Mod.376
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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