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Cup and saucer: C.19 & A-2013

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Copeland
Painter: Weaver, Charles (Attributed to)

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Description

Bone china, of 'Queen Anne' shape decorated with claret ground colour, painting in polychrome enamels (not red), jewelling in turquoise and white enamel, and gilding

Bone china, decorated with claret ground colour, painting in polychrome enamels (not red), jewelling in turquoise and white enamel, and gilding. The cup is of ‘Queen Anne’ shape with a harp-shaped handle (i.e. four sided with deep sloping sides, incurved flutes between them, standing on a circular footring). The saucer is four sided with incurved fluted corners, standing on a circular footring. The cup is decorated with two panels painted respectively with a duck and another sea bird, and with two panels with a claret ground overlaid by a gold lozenge-shaped motif with turquoise jewels on the corners suspended from a bow with tails extending to right and left which support a swag of flowers and foliage all in slightly raised gold. Round the lowest part of the cup there is gold scale pattern. There is a gold band round the footring and the top edge, and vertical lines on the fluting between the sides. The handle is gilding on the outside. The interior of the saucer is decorated en suite with a pheasant and another standing bird, two claret ground panels, and gold scale pattern surrounding the reserved emplacement for the cup.

Notes

History note: Ronald Spencer Copeland (1918-2002), Trelissick House, Feock, Trelissick; by descent to William Copeland (b. 1966); Bonham’s 23-24 July, 2013, The Contents of Trelissick House including the Copeland China China Collection, Feock, near Truro, Cornwall, day 2, p. 65, first 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
Production date: circa AD 1875

Note

The bird painting is attributed to Charles Weaver (active 1869-1877)

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ground colour ( claret) gold
Deoration composed of enamel ( polychrome without red)
Saucer Height 2 cm Width 12.2 cm
Cup Height 6.7 cm Overall Width 8.8 cm Width 6.5 cm

Materials used in production

Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: interlaced Cs with ‘COPELAND; below
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Printed in green
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: RSC/577/A
  • Location: Inside cup
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: R/577/B
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: RSC 57/£260 19 July 97/Vega Esich ?/RSC446a (967)
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 8
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in red ? ink
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.19 & A-2013
Primary reference Number: 197436
Old object number: RSC/577/A
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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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