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Coffee cup and saucer: C.122 & A-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Wedgwood




Bone china, painted in green, dark green, red, maroon, and black enamels, and gilt. Pattern number 619

Bone china, painted overglaze in green, dark green, red, maroon, and black enamels, and gilt. Cylindrical can with ring handle. The base has unglazed areas round the edge. Circular saucer with curved sides and recessed base. The cup is decorated on the exterior with four diagonal sprays of red flowers with maroon stems and long wavy leaves, with between them four split green leaves growing downards from the rim. There is a gold horizontal band below the sprays and another on the rim. Inside there are two horizontal sprays of red flowers and maroon leaves. The handle has a long serrated palm leaf down its back. The saucer is decorated on the inside with a gold circle in the middle, surrounded by seven matching floral sprays and seven split leaves. A gold band encircles the rim.

Legal notes

Given by Dame Anne Warburton

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2010-06-07) by Warburton, Anne, Dame


19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1815 - 1820

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( green, dark green, red, maroon, and black) gold
Cup Diameter 6.3 cm Diameter 2½ in Height 6.4 cm Height 2½ in Width 8.3 cm Width 3¼ in
Saucer Diameter 5 9/16 in Height 3 cm Height 1 3/16 in

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Printed in red enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: small circular discoloured white paper label

  • Text: illegible
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in faded black or blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.122 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177308
Entry form number: 1038
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 September 2012 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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