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Cup: C.205-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Caughley Porcelain Factory




Moulded and glazed soft-paste porcelain coffee cup, decorated underglaze in blue.

Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup, painted underglaze in blue. The bucket-shaped cup has an earshaped handle with kick terminal, and is moulded with a band of basketwork below the rim. The sides are painted with three 'Chantilly sprigs', below a blue line border.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.5 cm
Height: 2 3/16 in
Width: 8.7 cm
Width: 3 1/2 in

Place(s) associated

  • Broseley ⪼ Shropshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late#
George III
Circa 1785 CE - 1795 CE


Cf. p.114. The floral decoration 'à la brindille' was used at Chantilly, c.1760-80, and also at Tournai and Arras. See documentation.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Moulded and glazed soft-paste porcelain decorated underglaze in blue
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: flattened

  • Text: S
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Painted in underglaze blue
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.205-1918
Primary reference Number: 73052
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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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