Skip to main content

Philadelphia Exhibition 1876: C.57-1997

An image of Two-handled cup

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Philadelphia Exhibition 1876


Factory: F. & R. Pratt & Co.




White earthenware, moulded, decorated with a turquoise-green ground, multi-colour transfer prints, and gilding. Cylindrical with recessed base, and two angular strap handles. On each side is a rounded oblong print of the 'Philadelphia Exhibition 1876' entitled 'PHILADELPHIA EXHIBITION 1876' in a reserved area of the gilt line frame. There are gilt bands round the base and rim, down the sides of the handles, which also have strokes on the top and down the back. Inside the rim is a narrow brown and yellowish-beige 'stars and stripes' border.


History note: Unknown before donor

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 9.7 cm
Height: 10.1 cm
Width: 9.7 cm

Relative size of this object

9.7 cm10.1 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-07-14) by Rylands, G.D.H.


Late 19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1876

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, decorated with a turquoise-green ground, multi-colour transfer prints, and gilding

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On top of plate
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.57-1997
Primary reference Number: 15118
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 August 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Philadelphia Exhibition 1876" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-06-08 22:00:01

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Philadelphia Exhibition 1876 |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-06-08 22:00:01|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Philadelphia Exhibition 1876"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Philadelphia Exhibition 1876</figcaption>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Philadelphia Independence Hall

Accession Number: GPL.163-1928


Accession Number: CM.156-2009

The Mouth of the Blythe

Accession Number: P.970-R

High Tor, Matlock

Accession Number: PD.49-1949

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...