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Cup and saucer: EC.15 & A-1943

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: Le Nove Porcelain Factory

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Categories

Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in polychrome enamels with a girl in a landscape on each piece and gilt

Hard-paste porcelain, painted overglaze in blue, bluish-green, pale yellow, flesh pink, red, puce, shades of brown, brey and black enamels, and gilt. The handless cup has curved sides and stands on a footring. The circular saucer has shallow curved sides and stands on a footring.One side of the cup is decorated with a girl and her lover seated beside a stunted tree in a landscape, and on the other with a gold floral spray and two insects. Inside there are four tiny sprigs. dThe cup is decorated with a peasant girl seated on a rock beside a stunted tree, and in the background, a carriage entering the walled grounds of a large villa. The rims of both pieces are encircled by a gold band.

Notes

History note: Uncertain before Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Place(s) associated

  • Le Nove ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Late 18th century
Production date: circa AD 1780

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Saucer Diameter 11.5 cm Height 2.3 cm
Cup Diameter 6.8 cm Height 4 cm
Decoration

Materials used in production

blue, bluish-green, pale yellow, flesh pink, red, puce, shades of brown, brey and black Enamel
clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Hard-paste porcelain, painted overglaze in blue, bluish-green, pale yellow, flesh pink, red, puce, shades of brown, brey and black enamels, and gilt.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a six-pointed star

  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: ITALIAN/PORCELAIN/NOV.
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: illegible
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: circular white paper label printed with the inscription reserved in white in a black band round the circumference

  • Text: FRANCES L. DICKSON
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.15 & A-1943
Primary reference Number: 163244
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 23 May 2017 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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