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Cup: C.2 & A-2006

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Doccia Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain decorated underglaze in blue, overglaze in puce camaieu enamel, and gilded.

Hard-paste porcelain with tin-glaze, decorated with blue borders, painting in puce camaieu enamel, and gilding. The cup has a deeply recessed base, curved, sides, and double entwined slender twig handle with four leaf terminals. It has a border of underglaze blue at the top and bottom, between which is a continuous landscape with buildings painted in puce camaieu. There is a dentilated gilt band round the rim, and a plain band round the footrim. Above and below the landscape, over the edges of the blue borders there is a gilt band with pairs of scrolls and pendants, and over the ground, pairs of simplified bell flowers separated by dots. Inside there is a central gold floral sprig. The saucer is decorated internally with a blue border surrounding a crimson landscape with a church on the right. The inner border is ensuite with the cup, and round the rim there are groups of three C scrolls with pendants of dots between them.


History note: Kate Foster Ltd., 9 Halkin Arcade, Motcomb Street, London, SW1N 8JT and 5 Market Road, Rye, East Sussex, TM31 7JA, invoice 6733, dated 12 June 1987; Miss Hermione France Etheldreda Hammond (1910-2005)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Hermione Hammond, 2005

Place(s) associated

  • Doccia ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2006-01-30) by Hammond, Hermione France Etheldreda


18th Century, Late
Circa 1780 CE - 1790 CE


The use of crimson monochrome landscapes on Doccia porcelain can be traced back to the influence of Du Paquier's Vienna porcelain on its early tablewares in the 1740s and 1750s. The landscapes are reminiscent of prints by Giuliano Giampiccoli (1698-1759) after Marco Ricci (1676-1730).

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( puce camaieu) cobalt-blue gold
Both Parts composed of hard-paste porcelain
Saucer Diameter 13 cm Height 2.5 cm
Cup Height 4.8 cm Width 9.5 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2 & A-2006
Primary reference Number: 126023
Entry form number: 638
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 12 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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