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Chocolate cup: C.85 & A & B-1932

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chelsea-Derby Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain chocolate cup with cover and saucer, decorated with flowers in polychrome onglaze enamels.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-10-14) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Chelsea-Derby Period
Production date: circa AD 1775


This cup was accessioned as a chocolate cup, and may have been used for that purpose, but comparable cups were produced by the Derby factory as caudle cups.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome)
Saucer Diameter 5 3/4 in Height 1 1/2 in
Cup And Cover Height 5 1/4 in Width 5 in

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, decorated with flowers in polychrome onglaze enamels

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.85 & A & B-1932
Primary reference Number: 131425
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 October 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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