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Cup: C.45 & A-1981

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Rockingham China Works (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain cup and saucer, moulded with basket-weave, transfer-printed with Chinese scenes in underglaze green and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain cup and saucer, moulded with basket-weave, transfer-printed underglaze in green and gilt. Rounded funnel-shaped cup with scalloped rim and loop handle. Circular saucer with curved sides and scalloped rim. The cup is decorated with a Chinese lady standing beside a pot of flowers and another lady and a child standing beside a pot of flowers. Behind them there are fences and between them, in the background, a lake, buildings, a tree and mountains. Inside the cup there is a child holding a pot and round the rim a border incorporating butterflies, scale pattern and lozenges. The edge of the rim is gilt and there are touches of gilding on the handle. The saucer is decorated with a Chinese lady and child, standing in front of a fence beside a pot of flowers. The border is en suite with the cup. The edge of the rim is gilt.

Notes

History note: Frederick Goold (Antiques) Ltd., 3 St Mary's Passage, Cambridge

Legal notes

Purchased from Frederick Goold (Antiques) Ltd with the Applied Duplicates Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Swinton ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1981) by Frederick Goold (Antiques) Ltd

Dating

First half of 19th Century
William IV
Circa 1831 CE - 1842 CE

Note

This printed pattern, known as ‘Oriental Mother and Child’, was produced in blue as pattern number. 458 about 1826 and later with different numbers according to colour. When printed in green it was pattern 1151.

School or Style

Chinoiserie

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( green) gold Saucer Diameter 13.6 cm
Cup Height 6.3 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Porcelain, moulded with basket-weave, transfer-printed underglaze in green, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a griffin, with below Rockingham Works/Brameld/Manufacturer to the King

  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: In puce
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: pattern number

  • Text: 1151
  • Location: On base of cup and saucer
  • Method of creation: In gold
  • Type: Number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.45 & A-1981
Primary reference Number: 40579
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 22 October 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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