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Tea cup: C.17-1931

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain tea cup, decorated underglaze in blue, onglaze in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain tea cup, decorated underglaze in blue, onglaze in polychrome enamels and gilt. Circular with curved sides, footring and loop handle with kick terminal. Underglaze blue ground reserved with two oval medallions, each containing an exotic bird standing beside berried branches, framed by gilt rococo scroll work. Between the reserves there is a gilt floral spray; on the handle, a stylised flower and a spot; and round the rim, a gilt band. On the inside there is a pink and yellow insect.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) 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.17-1931
Primary reference Number: 33115
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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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