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Cup: EC.42 & A-1942

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Chantilly Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain cup tin-glazed and painted in enamels in Kakiemon style with 'Quail pattern'.

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, green, red, yellow, and black enamels in Kakiemon style. Both pieces are of a cusped quatrefoil plan with bases divided into four by channels radiating from a central depression. The cup has an angular handle with two projecting scrolls. The outside of the cup and the inside of the saucer are decorated with 'Quail Pattern'.


History note: The Rev. G.A. Schneider; sold Sotheby's, 4 June 1942, Catalogue of European Ceramics and Glass comprising the interesting and extensive collection of the Rev. G.A. Schneider, p. 18, lot 84; Louis C.G. Clarke, MA

Legal notes

Given by L.C.G. Clarke, MA

Place(s) associated

  • Chantilly ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942-11-05) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Mid 18th Century
Louis XV
Circa 1730 CE - 1735 CE


The 'Quail Pattern' was one of the most popular Japanese Kakiemon style designs and was copied by many European factories. The cusped quatrefoil forms of the cup and saucer were copied from Meissen models of about 1730.

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Components of the work

Both Pieces composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, red, and black) soft-paste porcelain tin-glaze
Saucer Height 2.6 cm Width 13.3 cm
Cup Height 5 cm Width 9.7 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: hunting horn
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: hunting horn
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.42 & A-1942
Primary reference Number: 40247
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 January 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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