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Cup and saucer: EC.47 & A-1947

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)




Large hard-paste porcelain cup and saucer. Painted in enamels with flowers in natural colours and with gilt rims. On the cup in gold, the initials JMR (Queen Juliana Maria), protectoress of the factory. Probably made for her own use
Mark: The three belts in blue


History note: H.E. Backer, 121 Hatherley Court, Hatherley Grove, W 2, from whom bought for £7 by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum Invoice dated 13 July 1943 in the Friends’ records for 1943.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Place(s) associated

  • Copenhagen ⪼ Denmark

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1947) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th Century, Late
Circa 1775 CE - 1780 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Rims composed of gilt
Decoration composed of enamel
Saucer Diameter 17.8 cm
Cup Height 6 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JMR
  • Location: On exterior of cup
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Initials
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.47 & A-1947
Primary reference Number: 186369
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 17 April 2012 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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