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Coffee cup: C.3110.5 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory




Soft-past porcelain moulded with decoration in relief, and painted underglaze in blue with Chinese landscapes, and borders

Soft-past porcelain moulded with decoration in relief, and painted underglaze in blue. The cup has deep curved sides, and a loop handle, and stands on a triangular footring. The sides are decorated in relief with three circular panels with beaded frames, separated by tapering lattice panels flanked by flowers and foliage. The three panels are painted with Chinese landscapes, and there is a 'key and cell' border below the rim, and a single horizontal line round the footring. The back of the handle is decorated with a double scroll. The circular saucer has shallow curved sides and a triangular footring. Its sides are decorated en suite with the cup, and in the centre it has a circular medallion containing a floral spray. Part of a set.


History note: From the Merton Thoms Collection, sold Christie's 11th February 1910, part of Lot 182. Bought by Dr Glaisher for 30 gns.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1764

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Saucer Diameter 12.3 cm Diameter 4 13/16 in Height 2.5 cm Height 1 in
Cup Height 6 cm Height 2 5/16 in Width 8.2 cm Width 3 1/8 in

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3110.5 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 74390
Old object number: 3148
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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