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Cup and saucer: C.1 & A-1836

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Production: Meissen Porcelain Factory

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Description

Hard paste porcelain covered cup and saucer, decorated with enamel colours and gilt. On the front of the cup and in the centre of the saucer is the letter 'W' (or possibly 'JW' in monogram), drawn in flowers with a gilt wreath above. The same monogram in red is on a puce medallion hanging from a garland on the cover. Gilt, modelled fruit as a knob. Slight gilt borders

Legal notes

Given by Miss Whitehurst

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1836-07-27) by Whitehurst, Miss

Dating

18th century
Production date: circa AD 1780

Components of the work

Saucer Diameter 3.2 cm Height 2.9 cm
Cup Height 9.8 cm Length 10.2 cm

Materials used in production

Enamels
Gilding
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Gilt
Enamelling

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 1, 2, 32
  • Method of creation: In gold, in purple
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1 & A-1836
Primary reference Number: 140090
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 12 October 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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