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Tea cup: C.94-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain tea cup, painted on the outside with the 'Jabberwocky' pattern onglaze in red, green, 'dry-blue' and turquoise enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain tea cup, painted onglaze in red, green, 'dry-blue' and turquoise enamels, and gilt. The circular cup is on a low footring, with entwined double twig handle with leaf terminal, the sides with concave flutes and scalloped rim. The cup is painted on the outside with the 'Jabberwocky' pattern, the inside with a turquoise border, edged with gilt rococo scrolls, interspersed with red trellis diaper vignettes and oriental flowers.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. A.V. Valentine-Richards

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.0 cm
Height: 4.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev


18th Century
George III
Circa 1768 - 1770


The border pattern is also found in conjunction with the Quail pattern.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, green, 'dry-blue' and turquoise) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain painted onglaze in red, green, 'dry-blue' and turquoise enamels, and gilt

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.94-1933
Primary reference Number: 34237
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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