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Cup and saucer: EC.20 & A-1945

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Production: Capodimonte Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain with very pale duck egg blue glaze, painted in polychrome enamles and gilded. The cup has thick lower part of bowl, but the walls have much reduced thickness from the base of the angular handle upwards. A small out turned lip on the saucer. Painted in colours with 'classical' figures in landscapes, and cherubs in cloud scrolls. Gilt lip to cup and rim of 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


Mid 18th Century
Circa 1750 CE - 1755 CE

Components of the work

Rims composed of gilt
Saucer Diameter 13 cm Height 2.5 cm
Cup Height 7.3 cm Width 8.9 cm

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

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

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.20 & A-1945
Primary reference Number: 140403
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 30 May 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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