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Caudle cup: C.120 & A-1932

Object information

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Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain caudle cup and saucer, painted in Kakiemon style with the 'Quail pattern' in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain caudle cup and saucer, painted in turquoise, red, misfired yellow, green and gilt. The cup is of double-ogee shape, with lobed and barbed rim, and double rococo scroll handles, on a low footring. The deep saucer is of similar shape. The cup is painted on each side, in Kakiemon style, with the 'Quail pattern', the interior with a turquoise rococo scroll-edged border interspersed with flower sprays and trellis diaper vignettes, the rim banded in gilt. The saucer is en suite.


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: circa AD 1770

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( turquoise, red, misfired yellow and green) gold
Cup Diameter 14.0 cm Height 7.0 cm
Saucer Diameter 15.0 cm Height 5.5 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted in turquoise, red, misfired yellow, green and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: small rectangular label

  • Location: On cup
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.120 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 33149
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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