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Tea cup: C.166 & A-1932

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Minton & Co. (Factory)


Bone china tea cup and saucer, decorated with botanical flowers in polychrome enamles and gilt.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Beginning of 20th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1815

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold Saucer Diameter 4 3/8 in Height 1 1/8 in
Cup Height 2 3/8 in Width 4 in

Materials used in production

Glaze Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Bone china, glazed and decorated with botanical flowers in polychrome enamles and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: an X, with an M and 588 below it
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.166 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 39397
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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