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Cup and saucer: EC.21 & A-1945

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Production: Capodimonte Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain, painted in reddish-brown monochrome and gilt. The deep-sided circular cup stands on a footring and has a four-angled handle. The front of the cup and the saucer are each painted with a landscape. The rim of the saucer is gilt and there are remains of gilding on the rim of the saucer.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by L.C.G. Clarke

Place(s) associated

  • Capodimonte ⪼ Campania ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1945-07-20) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century, Mid
Circa 1745 - 1750

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilding enamel
Saucer Diameter 13.3 cm Height 2.5 cm
Cup Height 5.7 cm Width 8.9 cm

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: fleur de lys
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.21 & A-1945
Primary reference Number: 140401
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 30 May 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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