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Cup and Saucer: C.71 & A-1961

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Cup and Saucer


Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt. Both pieces are decorated with the coat-of-arms of Giustiniani of Venice supported by gilt caryatids, and with figures in a landscape. The Saucer has a border of two red circles and repeating gold motifs.


History note: Acquired by the testator before October 1948

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Mid 18th Century
Circa 1740 - 1745

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel gold
Saucer Diameter 13.5 cm Height 3 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 7.8 cm Height 4.5 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Hard-paste porcelain painted overglaze in enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Location: On base of cup and on base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: two dots

  • Location: On base of cup and on base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 'OLD DRESDEN' printed; 'by HAUER' handwritten
  • Location: On back of saucer
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in pencil below it
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.71 & A-1961
Primary reference Number: 141208
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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