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Cup and saucer: C.17 & A-1915

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Wedgwood




White earthenware transfer-printed in ochre-yellow, painted underglaze blue, overglaze in red and yellow enamels, and gilt. Circular cup with deep curved sides and slightly concave base, with a small loop handle. Decorated outside with two Japan pattern arrangements of flowers and foliage, with three smaller sprays above, a sprig in the middle of the interior, and a spray down the back of the handle. Round the rim is a border of striped triangles with red and yellow half flowers at intervals. There is a gilt band round the rim, the base, and down both sides of the handle. The saucer is circular with deep, curved sides, and flat base, slightly recessed underneath. It is decorated en suite with the cup.


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


Victoria I
Production date: circa AD 1870


Josiah Wedgwood & Sons

School or Style

Imari style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels gold
Saucer Diameter 14.0 cm Height 2.6 cm
Cup Height 5.5 cm Width 9.9 cm

Materials used in production

White earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware transfer-printed in ochre-yellow, painted underglaze blue, overglaze in red and yellow enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On cup and saucer
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: 'P', 3 dots in a row underglaze in blue, and 'C13 ' (partly illegible) over an arrow in red enamel

  • Text: P
  • Location: On cup
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: over an arrow

  • Text: C13
  • Location: On cup
  • Method of creation: Red enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: back to front, and three letters impressed, three dots in a triangle underglaze in blue, and 'C1337/h' in red enamel

  • Text: N
  • Location: On saucer
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: C1337/h
  • Location: On saucer
  • Method of creation: Red enamel
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.17 & A-1915
Primary reference Number: 11941
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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