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Coffee cup: C.95 & A-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




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

Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup and saucer, painted onglaze in red, green, 'dry-blue' and turquoise enamels, and gilt. The circular cup has tall fluted sides, with scalloped rim; supported on a low footring, the strap handle with kick terminal. The saucer with fluted out-turned sides, on footring. 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

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
Saucer Diameter 13.5 cm Height 2.2 cm
Cup Diameter 8.0 cm Height 5.3 cm

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.95 & A-1933
Primary reference Number: 34242
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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