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Cup and saucer: C.248 & A-2015

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 17 (Flower)

Maker(s)

Factory: Spode

Entities

Categories

Description

Bone china, with London shape cup, decorated mainly in gold with small motifs in red enamel and yellow banding

Bone china, painted overglaze in red and yellow enamels, and gilded. The cup is of London shape. The saucer has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. The cup is decorated on the outside above the carination with a formal repeating pattern of gold stylized foliage with two pairs of red palm or fern fronds one above the other at intervals. Above and below there is a yellow horizontal band. Inside there is a border of gold plant motifs with a yellow horizontal band below it. A gold band encircles the foot and the outside of the handle is entirely gilt. The interior of the saucer has a similar pattern radiating from gold and yellow concentric circles in the centre. Above is a yellow band, and round the rim the same border as on the interior of the cup. A gold band encircles the rim.

Notes

History note: Antique Porcelain Gallery, Sydney, from whom purchased on 10 June 1993 by Christopher Hogwood, CBE (1941-2014), Cambridge; purchased from his executors by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

From then Collection of Christopher Hogwood. Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2015-04-27) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

19th Century, Early#
George IV
Circa 1812 CE - 1813 CE

School or Style

Regency

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( yellow and red) gold
Saucer Diameter 14.3 cm Height 3.1 cm
Cup Diameter 6.8 cm Height 6.3 cm Width 10.1 cm
Handle

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1930
  • Location: On cup and saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold close to the footring
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: circular gold stick-on label printed in black round the edge as far as AUSTRALIA, and horizontally in rows across the middle thereafter

  • Text: ANTIQUE PORCELAIN GALLERY PTY LIMITED AUSTRALIA/OVER 100/YEARS OLD/NO /GUARNATEED/GENUINE
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 589
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 589/bis
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.248 & A-2015
Primary reference Number: 201344
Old object number: 589 and 589 bis
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 19 May 2015 Updated: Tuesday 25 June 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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