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Tea cup: C.99 & A & B & C-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Miles Mason




Porcelain teacup, coffee and saucer, bat-printed and decorated with 'The Four Seasons' in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Porcelain teacup, coffee and saucer, decorated with bat-printing in grey onglaze, red, yellow, green and lilac enamels, and gilt. Circular tea cup with rounded sides and strap handle surmounted by a small spur; cylindrical coffee can; and saucer with deep rounded sides, on undercut footring. The saucer is bat-printed in grey with four octagonal panels representing 'The Four Seasons', picked out in coloured enamels and reserved within gilt-edged borders which are separated by gilt half flowerheads; the centre has a gilt foliate sprig. The tea cup is decorated with three panels en suite; and the coffee can with two panels en suite.


History note: Unknown before donor, Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA (18 -19 )

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 9.5 cm
Height: 6.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lane Delph ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1805 - 1810

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green and lilac) gold

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Porcelain, decorated with bat-printing in grey onglaze, red, yellow, green and lilac enamels, and gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.99 & A & B & C-1918
Primary reference Number: 41211
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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