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Cup: C.101 & A-1918

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Chamberlain's Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain cup and saucer, painted with vases of flowers, spirals of husks and acanthus leaves separated by scrolls, in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain cup and saucer, painted in polychrome enamels and gilt. The cylindrical cup has a high handle of swan's neck shape; the saucer has deep, slightly rounded sides and a recessed base with a wedge-shaped edge. The cup is decorated in gilding with alternate spirals of husks and acanthus leaves separated by scrolls on a seeded ground, with below, a band of spiral gadroons and a band of beading at the bottom. On the front there is a gilt-edged panel reserved with a basket of coloured flowers on a marble slab. The saucer is decorated en suite with two panels of flowers.

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


Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1800 - 1810

Components of the work

Enamels composed of enamels ( polychrome) Decoration composed of gilt Saucer Diameter 12.5 cm Height 3.0 cm
Cup Height 8.7 cm Length 9.0 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain painted in polychrome enamels and gilt

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.101 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 37443
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 March 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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