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Coffee cup: C.74-1918

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup, decorated onglaze with Chinese figures in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup, decorated onglaze in polychrome enamels and gilt. The cup is circular with tall, rounded sides and grooved loop handle, standing on a shallow footring. Painted in famille-rose style with a continuous scene of two Chinese ladies and two boys; a panel of gilt scrollwork reserved with a vignette of puce flowers, and three small black sprigs surrounds the handle; red line borders, the rim banded in gilt.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.0 cm
Height: 6.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1765

School or Style

Traditional format

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( imitating famille rose) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Soft-paste porcelain, decorated onglaze in polychrome enamels and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.74-1918
Primary reference Number: 32873
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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