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Silver-resist cup and saucer: C.177 & A-1932

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Silver-resist cup and saucer




White earthenware, glazed and resist-lustred.

Small cup with round bowl, standing on a narrow foot-rim. Saucer with deep rounded bowl, flat base and wide foot-rim. The outside of the cup and the upper side of the saucer covered with a silver-resist lustre, stylised design of vines with a thin white line near the rims and round the foot-rim of the cup. The designs are finished with scraffito scrolls. The inside of the cup and the underside of the saucer are glazed but undecorated. The glaze has a slight blue tinge.


History note: Mrs W D Dickson, Bournemouth, until 1932

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W D Dickson, Bournemouth, 1932

Place(s) associated

  • Leeds (Yorks.) ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-10-14) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


19th Century, Early
Circa 1810 - Circa 1830

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze ( clear) lustre ( silver (platinum))
Saucer Diameter 10.8 cm Height 2.5 cm
Cup Diameter 6 cm Height 3.8 cm

Materials used in production

white Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Thrown earthenware, glazed and resist-lustred.

Inscription or legends present

  • Type: No visible mark
  • Text: 272 [?]
  • Location: Underside of cup
  • Method of creation: Very small paper label
  • Type: Label
  • Location: Underside of saucer
  • Method of creation: Circular paper label printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.177 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 72590
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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