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Coffee cup: C.3126-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory
Production: Curtis, Thomas




Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup, decorated with scattered flowers in onglaze polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup, painted in red, green, lilac and pink onglaze enamels. The circular cup has tall rounded sides, and S-scroll handle, with kick terminal, and is supported on a wedge-shaped footring. It is painted with an oval scroll-edged cartouche enclosing a large spray, and smaller sprays and sprigs of flowers, the rim is banded on the interior with a serrated misfired green border.


History note: Merton Thoms Collection, sold Christie's. 11th February, 1910, part of lot 187; Mr S. Fenton

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.0 cm
Width: 7.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: circa AD 1780

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, green, lilac and pink)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted in red, green, lilac and pink onglaze enamels

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3126-1928
Primary reference Number: 38351
Old object number: 3158, vol. 10
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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