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Chocolate cup: C.100 & A-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chamberlain's Worcester Porcelain Factory




Sodt-paste porcelain chocolate cup and cover, painted with green leaves and roses in green, pink and purple enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain chocolate cup and cover, painted in green, pink and purple enamels and gilt. The cup is cylindrical with sloping sides, with ring handles; the slightly domed cover is surmounted by a finial formed of entwined twigs. The cup is decorated with six deep swags of green leaves with a pink and a purple rose at the base of each, from which spring arching sprays of gilt leaves; the base and rim are banded with a gilt lozenge border. The cover is decorated en suite with the ring finial picked out in gilding.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.5 cm
Width: 13.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1795 - 1805

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, pink and purple) gilt

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Porcelain painted in green, pink and purple enamels and gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.100 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 37403
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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