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Cup and cover: C.4 & A-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Maker: Unknown




Two handled porcelain cup and cover. Painted in colours and gold, depicting two panels with figures in landscapes. Gilt cone shaped knop.

Legal notes

Given by Louis Colville Gray Clarke

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.7 cm
Width: 13.3 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Nyon ⪼ Vaud ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950-01-27) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1790

Components of the work

Knop composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4 & A-1950
Primary reference Number: 140279
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 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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