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Cup and saucer: C.22 & A-2013

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Copeland




Bone china, decorated with a claret ground, painting in polychrome and enamels, and gilding

Bone china, moulded, glazed and decorated with a claret ground, reserves painted in blue, green, pale yellowish- to dark-brown, and pale purplish-grey enamels, and raised and plain 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 lower part of the cup is decoratd with gold scale pattern. Above this it has a claret ground with on two sides shaped reserves framed by raised gold flowers and foliage enclosing butterflies hovering over flowers in polychrome enamels. The other two sides have gold floral sprigs and single dots and groups of three dots scattered over the ground. There are told bands round the rim and foot and the handles is gilt overall. Inside the cup there is a gold The saucer is decorated ensuite, but with the scale pattern around a central white reserve.


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

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) by Bonhams


19th Century, Late#
Victoria I
Circa 1885 CE - Circa 1890 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ground colour ( claret) enamel gold

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

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

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22 & A-2013
Primary reference Number: 197484
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 26 November 2013 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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