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Coffee cup and saucer: C.16 & A-1915

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Maker(s)

Wedgwood (Factory)

Description

White earthenware with very pale blue glaze (pearlware), transfer-printed in ochre-yellow, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in red enamel, and gold. The cup is cylindrical with a loop handle. The saucer circular with deep curved sides, and flat centre, very slightly recessed underneath. Decorated with Japan pattern no. 2. The can is decorated on both sides with a large spray with a smaller spray above, and with a branch down the back of the handle. Round the rim there is a border of striped triangles with red and yellow half flowers at intervals. There is a bold band round the rim and down the edges of the handles. The saucer is decorated en suite with a central floral arrangement and three sprays on the sides.

Notes

History note: Uncertain before donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Emily Beales

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1915-06-26) by Beales, Emily, Miss

Dating

Second quarter of 19th century
William IV
Production date: circa AD 1830

Note

This is one of several Japan patterns inspired by Japanese Imari style porcelain.

School or Style

Imari style

Components of the work

Glaze composed of lead-glaze ( very pale blue) Decoration composed of enamels cobalt-blue Can Height 7.0 cm Width 8.4 cm

Materials used in production

White earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware with very pale blue glaze (pearlware), transfer-printed in ochre-yellow, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in red enamel, and gold

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD/V
  • Location: On the base of the cupcup
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Location: On the base of the cup
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: No.21/c
  • Location: On the base of the cup
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: WEDGWOOD over three letter mark
  • Location: On the base of the saucer
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: four dots
  • Location: On the base of the saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: C 1337 over an arrow
  • Location: On the base of the saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.16 & A-1915
Primary reference Number: 11936
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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