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Cup and saucer: C.43 & A-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: North Hilton Pottery (Possibly)
Painter: Buck, Adam (In the style of)




Yellow-glazed earthenware cup and saucer, bat-printed onglaze in black with different vignettes of a mother and child on each piece.

Yellow-glazed earthenware, bat-printed onglaze in black and painted in black enamel. The circular, deep-sided cup has a loop handle, and stands on a projecting footring. The circular saucer has deep curved sides, and stands on a footring. The cup is decorated with a mother seated on a stool, holding the arm and shoulder of a small boy who kneels in front of her. There are black enamel bands round the rim and foot, and a spot, a stylised leaf and a longtitudinal stroke on the back of the handle. The saucer is decorated with a small child lying on a sofa, and a mother kneeling on a stool in front of it. The vignette is surrounded by a narrow black circle, and there is a thicker black band on the rim.


History note: G.H.W. Rylands, Litt. D., CBE, CH, King's College Cambridge

Legal notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Early#
George IV
Circa 1815 CE - 1820 CE


The prints are in the style of Adam Buck (1759-1833)

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Saucer Diameter 12.9 cm Height 2.9 cm
Cup Height 6.7 cm Width 9.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : Yellow-glazed earthenware, bat-printed overglaze in black and painted in black enamel.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.43 & A-1997
Primary reference Number: 75060
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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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