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Coffee cup: C.5 & A-1974

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Royal Porcelain Company




Porcelain coffee cup and saucer, painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in red and green enamels with the 'Old Japan Fan Pattern', and gilt.

Porcelain coffee cup and saucer, painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in red and green enamel, and gilt. The straight-sided circular cup has a rounded base, is slightly flared at the rim and stands on a low footring. The ring handle is supported on a pierced bracket. The saucer has rounded sides, and well, and stands on a footring. Both pieces are painted with the 'Old Japan Fan Pattern'.

Legal notes

Given by Miss H. Stephen

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1974) by Stephen, H.


Late 19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1899

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red and green) cobalt-blue gold
Saucer Diameter 13.8 cm
Cup Height 6.2 cm Width 9.3 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: printed mark no. 6 with 8 dots in purple

  • Method of creation: Printed in purple
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: B above 266

  • Text: B/266
  • Method of creation: In red enamel
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 6 R
  • Location: Under base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5 & A-1974
Primary reference Number: 37753
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 22 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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