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Coffee cup: C.56B-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup, painted underglaze in blue with the 'Prunus Branch Bird' pattern.

Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup, probably press-moulded rather than jolleyed, painted underglaze in blue. Fluted cylindrical body, opening out towards the lobed rim; scroll handle dividing at the bottom. Decorated on the outside with the 'Prunus Branch Bird' pattern; on the handle an irregular line, probably a twig.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.8 cm
Width: 7.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Production date: circa AD 1753

School or Style

Traditional format

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, probably press-moulded and painted underglaze in blue
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 4
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.56B-1918
Primary reference Number: 32855
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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