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Two-handled cup: C.10 & A-1998

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Production: Unknown




Two-handled cup and saucer. Hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue.
The cup has deep curved sides, ring handles with a spur at the top and bottom, and stands on a footring. It is decorated on each side with a carp swimming to the left, one smaller than the other.

The saucer is circular with very shallow curved sides with a slight central depression, and stands on a footring. The saucer is decorated with a carp, larger than the ones on the cup.

Both the cup and saucer are marked with 'H K' in twirly letters, underglaze in blue

Legal notes

Given by David Scrase MA, in memory of Sarah Wadham

Place(s) associated

  • Hirado ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998-04-27) by Scrase, David E.


19th Century
Circa 1850 CE - 1900 CE


Japan, Hirado

Components of the work

Saucer Diameter 13.5 cm Height 2 cm
Cup Diameter 9.3 cm Height 5.1 cm Width 13.5 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: on both pieces underglaze in blue

  • Text: HK
  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10 & A-1998
Primary reference Number: 28612
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 10 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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