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Cup: C.131-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Bristol Porcelain Manufactory




Hard-paste porcelain cup, decorated with red, yellow, green, blue, brown, purple and pink enamels

Hard-paste porcelain cup, painted in red, yellow, green, blue, brown, purple and pink enamels. The cup is of a circular shape, with rounded sides, a simple loop handle and low footring. The sides are decorated with four festoons of coloured flowers, which are outlined in black and hang from four purple rings, suspended from the rim which is banded in brown.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Grfiffin, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8 cm
Diameter: 3 1/8 in
Height: 6.2 cm
Height: 2 3/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second half#
George III
Circa 1774 CE - 1775 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, blue, brown, purple and pink)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Hard-paste porcelain, decorated with red, yellow, green, blue, brown, purple and pink enamels

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a cross

  • Text: +
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue onglaze enamel
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.131-1918
Primary reference Number: 71771
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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