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Bone china decorated with a turquoise ground, jewelling in red, white and blue enamel, and gilding: C.20 & A-2013

Object information

Current Location: In storage

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bone china decorated with a turquoise ground, jewelling in red, white and blue enamel, and gilding

Maker(s)

Factory: Copeland

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Description

Bone china with very thin walls, decorated with a turquoise ground, jewelling in red, white and blue enamel, and gilded. The cup has deep sloping sides curving inwards to the footing, and a ring handle. The circular saucer has shallow curved sides, standing on a footring. The exterior of the cup has a turquoise ground overalid by vertical gold stems with alternately red and white jewels. Above there is a horizontal border of stylized flower heads and leaves with white or red jewels on them. This is repeated on the white interior of the cup. The handles gilded overall, and there are two gold bands round the footring. The saucer has a white medallion in the middle with a gilded and jewelled rosette in the centre with one blue spot in the centre. The sides are decorated en suite with the exterior of the cup.

Notes

History note: Ronald Spencer Copeland (1918-2002); William Copeland (b. 1966); sold Bonhams', 23-24 July, 2013, The Contents of Trelissick House including the Copeland China China Collection, Feock, Trelissick, Cornwall, second day, second part of lot 685

Legal notes

Purchased with the L.D. Cunliffe Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2013-10-14) by Bonhams

Dating

Late 19th Century
Victoria I
Circa 1880 CE - 1885 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, red, white jewelling) ground colour ( turquoise) gold
Saucer Diameter 12.7 cm Height 1.7 cm
Cup Diameter 6.7 cm Height 6.1 cm Width 8.7 cm
Deoration

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: first part in red, A in black

  • Text: RSC/75 A
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in red and black crayon or ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: first part in red, B in black

  • Text: RSC/75 B
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in red and black crayon or ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label with scalloped edge

  • Text: R.S.C./75
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.20 & A-2013
Primary reference Number: 197435
Old object number: RSC 75 A and B
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 29 October 2013 Updated: Thursday 22 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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