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Coffee cup: C.229-1918

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup, decorated underglaze in blue and gilt with three flower sprays.

Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup, decorated underglaze in blue and gilt. The circular cup has deep ogival sides, spirally fluted and stands on a footring. The ear-shaped handle has an interior kick. The sides are gilt with three flower sprays, and the footring has a gilt band. A broad underglaze blue band round the inside of the rim is decorated with two zones of alternate dots and stars above a gilt arrowhead border. The back of the handle is decorated with a gilt leaf.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.4 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
Circa 1785 - 1795

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.229-1918
Primary reference Number: 33057
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Audit data

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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