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Cup: C.35-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Creil factory




Yellow-glazed earthenware transfer-printed in black with a rural scene

Yellow-glazed cream earthenware, transfer-printed onglaze with a black stipple prints. Circular with deep rounded sides, everted rim, and loop handle, standing on a footring. The outside is decorated with a continuous rural scene: a man on horseback and a labourer stand ing near a cottage, a church beside a bridge over a stream, and three cows beside a building with a gothic window. Round the rim is a border of pseudo beading with a scalloped line below. In side, there is a seated cow in the middle, and a floral border round the rim. The handle is decorated with a vertical line of bull's eyes and spots.


History note: Uncertain, but possibly the mother of the donor, G.H.W. Rylands, Litt D., CBE, CG, King's College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands

Place(s) associated

  • Creil ⪼ Oise ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-07-14) by Rylands, G.H.W.


Circa 1820 CE - 1830 CE


Large cups were used for taking café au lait

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black)

Materials used in production

yellow Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Cream earthenware coated with yellow lead-glaze, and transfer-printed in black

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: [C] REIL
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.35-1997
Primary reference Number: 74652
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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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