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Tea cup: C.96 & A-1933

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain tea cup and saucer, decorated onglaze with flowers, fruits and insects in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain tea cup and saucer, decorated onglaze in green ground colour, yellow, green, purple, pink and brown enamels and gilt. The tea cup is circular with rounded sides standing on a footring, with intertwined double twig handle with leaf terminals. The saucer is circular with shallow rounded sides and a low footring. The apple-green ground of the tea cup is edged with gilt rococo scrollwork, the sides painted with a large and a smaller cluster of spotted peaches, cherries, grapes and rosehips, flanked by two insects and two leaf sprigs. The saucer is decorated en suite.

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 1765 - 1770

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( yellow, green, purple, pink and brown) gold
Tea Cup Diameter 10.0 cm Height 4.5 cm
Saucer Diameter 13.0 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain decorated onglaze in green ground colour, yellow, green, purple, pink and brown enamels and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: crossed swords and '9' in underglaze blue

  • Text: 9
  • Location: On both pieces
  • Method of creation: In underglaze blue
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.96 & A-1933
Primary reference Number: 34256
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 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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