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Cup and saucer: EC.3 & A-1943

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Production: Unknown




Porcelain cup and saucer. The cup is a truncated cone shape, with gilt intertwined handle. The saucer has a deep well into which the cup fits. Both pieces painted with fruit vegetables and foliage in oval panels, reserved on a blue ground enriched with gilt trelliswork.
Mark: On the cup is a wheel in underglaze blue and incised 'N. F. I.'

Legal notes

Given by Louis Colville Gray Clarke

Place(s) associated

  • Höchst ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943-02-12) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1780

Components of the work

Mark composed of underglaze colour
Saucer Diameter 13.4 cm Height 3.2 cm
Cup Height 8.2 cm Length 10.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: wheel with six spokes
  • Location: On cup
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 'F' over 'N I'
  • Location: On cup
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 'I' and a pointed sideways 8
  • Location: On saucer
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.3 & A-1943
Primary reference Number: 140420
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 October 2016 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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