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Cup: C.203 & A-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Henri-Florentin Chanou's Factory




Hard-paste porcelain cup and saucer painted in black on both pieces with a classical ruin, a landscape, and gilded borders.

Hard-paste porcelain painted in black enamel, and gilded. The cylindrical cup has a loop handle the lower part of which has a concave curve. The saucer is circular with sloping sides and a flat central area. The front of the cup is decorated with an approximately circular gold frame enclosing a landscape with a classical ruin. On either side of the handle there is an elaborate gold scroll motif. There are gold bands round the base and rim, and down the back of the handle. The saucer is decorated in the middle with a circular gold frame enclosing a landscape with a lake and classical ruins, and has a wide 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) by Ralph Griffin, MA


18th Century, Late
Circa 1784 - 1785


Previously attributed to Strasbourg

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( black) gold
Saucer Diameter 14.8 cm
Cup Rim Diameter 7.2 cm
Cup Height 7.1 cm Width 10.0 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: CH
  • Location: On the base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.203 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 73024
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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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