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Cup: C.200 & A-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Guérhard and Dihl's Factory




Hard-paste porcelain cup and saucer painted in enamels and gold with borders of feathers, acanthus, paterae, husks, and swags.

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in pink, orange, purple, and black enamels, and gilded. The cylindrical cup as a loop handle with a spur on the inside. The circular saucer has sloping sides, and flat central area. The upper part of the cup is decorated with a border composed of feathers, acanthus, paterae, husks, and swags of trefoil leaves. Below, there are alternating gold sprigs and discs. There are gold bands round the rim and base, lines down the sides of the handle, and a spray of leaves down its back. The saucer is decorated en suite, with a patera in the centre, and has a gold band round the rim.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
Circa 1795 - 1800

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( pink, orange, purple, and black) gold
Saucer Diameter 13.1 cm Height 3 cm
Cup Rim Diameter 6.5 cm
Cup Height 6.2 cm Width 8.8 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: The RE of MANFRE are smaller and raised

  • Text: MANFRE/de MM/Guerhard et/Dihl à Paris
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Stencilled in red
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: the rest of the mark is missing and the whole very faint

  • Text: MANFRE/de MM/Guerhard
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Stencilled in very pale red
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: small 10 or 70 or AC, beside larger 60 with a line over it
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.200 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 72983
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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