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Tea service: C.96A-L-1918

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Barr, Flight and Barr




Part tea and coffee service. Porcelain painted with a deep salmon-pink/orange ground, bat-printed in black, and gilt. The twelve pieces, which comprise four teacups (D,F,J and H), one coffee can (L), four saucers (E,G,I and K), two saucer dishes (B and C), and one bowl (A), are of circular shape with waisted bases to the sloping sides. The cups have circular ring handles with scroll terminals. Each piece is decorated with a salmon-pink border gilt with a vermicular pattern, and banded in gilt, reserved with three or four octagonal panels containing classical deities representative of The Four Elements, bat-printed in black.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


19th Century, Early#
Circa 1804 - 1813

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt
Saucers Diameter 14.0 cm Height 3.0 cm
Bowl Diameter 17.0 cm Height 7.0 cm
Dishes Diameter 20.0 cm Height 3.0 cm
Coffee Can Height 6.0 cm
Teacups Height 6.0 cm

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.96A-L-1918
Primary reference Number: 37284
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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