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Cup and saucer: EC.16 & A-1943

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: Le Nove Porcelain Factory

Entities

Categories

Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Hard-paste porcelain painted in pale blue (a little) bright green, dark green, yellow, red, purple, brown, grey, and black enamels and gilt. The cup has curved sides and stands on a footring. The circular saucer has shallow curved sides and stands on a footring. The exteror of the cup is decorated with a continuous landscape in which there is a stockade beside a tent, a church and distant hills. On one side there are three mounted soldiers fighting, two brandishing swords, and one a pistol. To their right, two smaler horsemen and two footmen are show moving into the distance. The saucer is decorated with a back view of a soldier mounted on horseback, with his shield slung across his back, who has stopped to talk to a girl seated on the ground to the right. On either side there are stunted trees and buildings. A gold band encircles the rims of both pieces.

Notes

History note: Uncertain before Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Place(s) associated

  • Le Nove ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

18th Century, Late
1785 CE - 1800 CE

Note

The cup and saucer are painted in different styles and could be a 'marriage'.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( pale blue (a little) bright green, dark green, yellow, red, purple, brown, grey, and black) gold
Saucer Diameter 11.4 cm Height 2.5 cm
Cup Diameter 7 cm Height 4.2 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Hard-paste porcelain painted in pale blue (a little) bright green, dark green, yellow, red, purple, brown, grey, and black enamels and gilt

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.16 & A-1943
Primary reference Number: 140397
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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