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Cup: C.13 & A-1994

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Royal Porcelain Company




Bone china 'Trembleuse' cup and saucer, decorated with transfer-printing in blue and raised gold banding.

Bone china 'Trembleuse' Cup and Saucer, decorated with transfer-printing in blue, raised gold banding. Truncated conical cup with ear-shaped handle moulded with a slight longitudinal ridge and three crossed ribbons at intervals. Circular saucer with recessed base, deep, narrow well, and almost flat, wide rim. With the exception of a narrow band at the bottom, the exterior of the cup is decorated with blue scale pattern, overlaid by a raised gold folding fan, two adjacent stylised chrysanthemum heads, and three adjacent oval motifs enclosing rhomboids. There are three gold bands below, and one on the rim, which is dentated on the interior. The handle is decorated with three vertical gold lines and the crossed ribbons are outlined in gold. The rim of the saucer is decorated en suite with the addition of three adjacent circular patterned motifs and a butterfly. There are three gilt bands round the well and one on the outer edge. In the well, slightly off-centre, there is a raised gold leaf. On the edge of the footring there is a gold band.


History note: H. Blairman & Sons Ltd., 119 Mount Street, London, W1Y 5HB

Legal notes

Given by H. Blairman & Sons Ltd.

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1994) by H. Blairman & Sons Ltd.


19th Century, second half#
Production date: circa AD 1878

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue gold
Rim Diameter 6.3 cm
Saucer Height 3.7 cm
Cup Height 6.3 cm Width 8.5 cm

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Royal Worcester mark with 'N' below, and two dots on the right

  • Location: On both pieces
  • Method of creation: Printed underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: '11' or '13' over '221'
  • Location: On the saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.13 & A-1994
Primary reference Number: 37784
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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