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Coffee cup and saucer: C.518 & A-2016

Object information

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Potter: Quick, Kenneth




Stoneware coffee cup and footed saucer. Each decorated by a band of underglaze brown iron slip, with sgrafitto incised lines, radial for the saucer and vertical for the cup. Clear glaze over.


History note: Bought by Shakeshaft from the Harlequin Gallery exhibition 'St Ives', no. 58. 9th September 2007

Legal notes

Bequeathed by John Shakeshaft

Place(s) associated

  • St Ives ⪼ Cornwall ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2016) by Shakeshaft, John, Dr


20th Century
After 1955 CE - Before 1960 CE

Components of the work

Saucer Diameter 13.3 cm
Cup Diameter 8.5 cm

Materials used in production

brown, underglaze Slip coating
clear Glaze

Techniques used in production

Slip coating

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: on each piece

  • Text: TH
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.518 & A-2016
Primary reference Number: 208175
Sale catalogue photo number: K624
Exhibition number: 58
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Audit data

Created: Monday 8 February 2016 Updated: Wednesday 1 November 2017 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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