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Coffee pot: EC.6 & A-1946

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain coffee pot and cover. Of rather bulbous shape, but with a slim neck. Decorated in slight relief on the spout, gilt. Rococo handle. Gilt bordering. Painted in enamels depicting birds and trees etc in a landscape.


History note: H. E. Backer, 1 Elm Tree Road, St John's Wood, London NW8 from whom purchased for £14 by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.9 cm
Width: 15.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nymphenburg ⪼ Bavaria ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-04) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th Century, third quarter
Production date: circa AD 1760

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'It'
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.6 & A-1946
Primary reference Number: 140445
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 October 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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