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Cup: EC.26 & A-1941

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain cup and saucer. Moulded artichoke scale pattern on the lower part of the cup, and inside the saucer. Painted overglaze with sprays of flowers in polychrome enamels and gilt, with an irregular claret-coloured border.

Notes

History note: Dr Bellamy Gardner; sold Sotheby's, 12 June 1941, Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Chelsea Porcelain, English Ceramics, and Enamels. The Property of Dr and Mrs Bellamy Gardner., lot 75.

Legal notes

Given by the National Art Collections Fund as Trustee of the R.S. Cochrane Fund

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1941-06-12) by National Art Collections Fund

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Gold anchor period (1759-69)
Circa 1760 - 1765

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) Saucer Diameter 5 1/8 in Height 1 1/4 in
Cup Height 2 3/4 in Length 3 1/2 in

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted overglaze in polychrome enamels and gilt
Moulding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: an anchor
  • Method of creation: Gilt
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.26 & A-1941
Primary reference Number: 131380
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 October 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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