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Cup: C.158 & A-1918

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Rockingham China Works (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain cup and saucer, decorated with an dark blue ground, and flowers painted in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain cup and saucer, painted with flowers in polychrome enamels and gilt. The inner side of the cup and the upper side of the saucer are painted dark blue and overlaid with gilt foliage. Leaf-shaped medallions are reserved in white, on which flowers sprays are painted in polychrome.


History note: Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Place(s) associated

  • Swinton ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold Saucer Diameter 6 in Height 1 1/4 in
Cup Height 2 3/4 in

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain cup and saucer, decorated with an dark blue ground, and flowers painted in polychrome enamels and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Rockingham mark with griffin etc

  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Printed in red
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 619
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Printed in red
  • Type: Number

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.158 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 40562
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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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