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Tea cup: C.102 & A-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chamberlain's Worcester Porcelain Factory




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

Soft-paste porcelain tea cup and saucer, decorated in red, yellow, green, blue and pink enamels and gilt. Tea cup of 'Bute' shape with simple strap handle; circular saucer with rounded sides and low footring. The cup is decorated with a wide band of scrollwork interspersed with festoons of flowers suspended from ribbon bows and two vases of flowers in gilt-edged oval medallions; the rim, waist and base are banded with double and treble gilt lines. The saucer is decorated en suite.

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#
George III
Circa 1810 - 1820

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, blue and pink) gilt
Cup Diameter 10.0 cm Height 6.0 cm
Saucer Diameter 13.0 cm Height 3.0 cm

Materials used in production

presume lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain decorated in red, yellow, green, blue and pink enamels and gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.102 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 37578
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 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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