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Coffee cup: C.20-1934

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Maker(s)

Lowestoft Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup, decorated in Oriental style with underglaze blue trasfer-prints, painted onglaze in red enamel, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup, transfer-printed underglaze in blue, painted in red enamel and gilt. The tall circular cup has rounded sides, loop handle, and stands on a wedge-shaped footring. It is transfer-printed with the 'zig-zag fence' pattern, over-painted (clobbered) with flowering branches, the interior rim with a double line and loop border.

Legal notes

Given by D.M. Hunting, Esq.

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.7 cm
Width: 7.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1934) by Hunting, D. M.

Dating

Late 18th century
Circa 1775 - 1785

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( red) cobalt-blue gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.20-1934
Primary reference Number: 38427
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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