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Tea cup: C.33 & A-1935

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Barr, Flight and Barr




Soft-paste porcelain teacup and saucer, printed with naturalistic feathers in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain tea cup and saucer, printed in coloured enamels, and gilt. The cup is of 'London' shape, the en suite saucer on a high wedge-shaped footring. Both pieces are printed with naturalistic feathers, within burnished gilt line borders. The interior of the cup and well of the saucer with a gilt band of alternate vine leaves and tendrils.

Legal notes

Given by Louis Colville Gray Clarke

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Beginning of 19th Century
George III
Circa 1813 CE - 1840 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold
Saucer Diameter 15.0 cm Height 2.8 cm
Cup Height 5.5 cm Width 10.5 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain printed in coloured enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: crowned FBB

  • Text: FBB
  • Location: On each piece
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.33 & A-1935
Primary reference Number: 37342
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 September 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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