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Commemorative Cup, Saucer and Plate: C.34 & A & B-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Commemorative Cup, Saucer and Plate


Factory: Queen Anne (Doulton Group)




Bone china cup, saucer, and plate decorated with black and colour prints commemorating the marriage of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, and gilded

Bone china, decorated overglaze with black and colour prints, probably slide-on, and gilded. The bell-shaped cup stands on a sloping foot and has a double-curved handle. The saucer has a wavy edge, curved sides, and a circular central depression. The plate is circular with a wavy edge, slightly sloping rim, shallow well and flat centre. Each piece is decorated with two adjacent medallions enclosing photographic images of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, with below a pale blue ribbon below printed with ‘29 JULY/THE MARRIAGE OF/H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES/AND LADY DIANA SPENCER/1981’, and above and around the medallions with pink, yellow and blue flowers and green foliage. Also with a red griffin, standing over sprays of thistles, leeks, shamrock (?) and a rose, coloured blue, yellow and green, and pink and yellow respectively. These motifs are printed on opposing sides of the cup. On the saucer and plate, the griffin and flowers motif is repeated twice. The edges of the saucer and plate, and the foot and rim of the cup are each encircled by a gold band band, and the cup handle has lines down its sides and a vertical stroke on its outer edge


History note: Purchased new by the donor

Legal notes

Given by Ruth Jacques

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-07-16) by Jacques, Ruth


20th Century, Late#
Elizabeth I
Production date: AD 1981


Doulton and Co, founded c.1815, originally made utility ceramics, with some stoneware jugs and ornamental bottles. Henry Doulton introduced decorative stoneware and architectural terracotta at Lambeth in the mid 1860s and in the 1880s opened a factory at Burslem, Staffordshire, where bone china and other wares were made. In 1901, Edward VII granted the Royal warrant to the factory. Queen Anne (Doulton Group) operated at Burslem from 1973

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, moulded, glazed, and decorated with prints, probably slide-on transfers, in pale blue, green, yellow, pink, red, and black
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: in black, a crown over ‘BONE CHINA' , in red ,‘Queen Anne’, in black, 'MADE IN ENGLAND'
  • Location: On base of each piece
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and red
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: F 974
  • Location: On base of cup between 'BONE CHINA' and 'Queen Anne'
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: E 979
  • Location: On base saucer between 'BONE CHINA' and 'Queen Anne'
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: F 974
  • Location: On base plate between 'BONE CHINA' and 'Queen Anne'
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.34 & A & B-2007
Primary reference Number: 150623
Entry form number: 960
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 May 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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