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Cup: C.13-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain cup, painted in enamels in Kakiemon style, and gilt

Soft-paste porcelain cup, painted in turquoise, blue, yellow, and red enamel-colours and a little gold. Circular with fluted sides and scalloped rim; flattened scroll handle. Decorated in Kakiemon style with a red tiger watching an insect, and a red dragon amid flowering plants; inside the rim, a red and green ribbon border.


History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; Dr Statham died 1967; Mrs Statham died 1970; their daughter, Miss Beryl Statham by whom lent anonymously in 1988 (Statham Loan 7-1988). Bequeathed by Miss Statham, 1990, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Statham, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.9 cm
Height: 5.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1992-01-20) by H.M. Government


Mid 18th Century
George II
Red anchor period (1752-1756)
Circa 1750 - 1752

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold ( a little) enamels ( turquoise, blue, yellow, and red)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted in turquoise, blue, yellow, and red enamels

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.13-1992
Primary reference Number: 131202
Old loan number: Statham Loan 7-1988
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 September 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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