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Cup: C.1331-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Possibly)

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Buff earthenware tin-glazed and painted in blue. The cup has a bulbous lower part sloping inwards towards the rim, and an applied loop handle, rounded on the back. The outside is decorated with a continuous Chinese landscape or garden with rocks and stylized plants. In the middle two Chinamen are seated on either side of a large plantain with the initials P/RI over it. The date '1669' is over the figure to the right. The back of the handle is decorated with a vertical series of V-shaped lines.

Notes

History note: J.E. Hodgkin (d. 1912); sold by his executors to Mr Wilfred Harding, London; bought in September 1913 for £30 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequst

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Third quarter of 17th century
Charles II
Production date: dated AD 1669

Note

Caudle cups or pots were used for a sloppy food made of gruel, wine or ale, spices and sugar.

Possibly made in London or Brislington

School or Style

Ming Transitional

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt
Body

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1669
  • Location: On side
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Date
  • Text: P/RI
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Initials

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1331-1928
Primary reference Number: 71823
Old object number: 3650
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 10 February 2021 Last processed: Monday 26 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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