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Cup and saucer: EC.11 & A-1942

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Production: Meissen Porcelain Factory




Hard paste porcelain cup and saucer. The cup has no handle. It is painted in gold in reserved panels on a white ground. It is decorated on one side with two men fighting a duel. On the reverse side are three men, one playing the flute, another a drum, and the third carrying a walking stick and sword.
On the saucer two men are mounted on horses, fighting with swords.

Legal notes

Bought with the money given by Professor Stanley Cook, in memory of his wife

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1942-05-10)


Circa 1723 CE - 1730 CE


The cup and saucer were probably painted outside of the production factory.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold
Saucer Diameter 12.7 cm Height 2.9 cm
Cup Diameter 8.6 cm Height 5.1 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.11 & A-1942
Primary reference Number: 140389
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 November 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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