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Chocolate cup: C.5 & A-1980

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Maker(s)

Perhaps Neale & Co. (Factory)
Perhaps Leeds Pottery (Factory)

Description

Creamware chocolate cup and saucer, transfer-printed overglaze in black with Minerva and emblems of Wisdom and Industry.

Chocolate cup and saucer. Cream-coloured earthenware, transfer-printed overglaze and painted in jet black. Pale yellow lead-glaze, inclining towards green where it lies thickly within the footrings. The base and exterior of the cup are lightly crazed with a fine mesh. The cup stands on a low footring from which its sides curve outwards and then almost vertically upwards to the rim; reeded double intertwined loop handle with flower and leaf terminals. The saucer has a low footring and deep, concave curving sides. The front of the cup and the centre of the saucer are transfer-printed with a medallion with a medallion enclosing a figure of Minerva, various emblems of Wisdom and Industry and the motto 'LET WISDOM UNITE US', flanked by trophies of game. The interior of the cup is painted with an eight-petalled, stylised flower. Borders on both cup and saucer are composed of a horizontal band from which run close, vertical lines of varying lengths so as to form a rough zig-zag below the band.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Peter Buckie, 31 Trinity Street, Cambridge

Legal notes

Purchased with the Applied Arts Duplicates Fund.

Place(s) associated

  • Hanley ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • Leeds (Yorks.)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1980) by Buckie, Peter R.

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1780

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black) enamel ( black) Saucer Diameter 12.6 cm
Cup Height 6.8 cm

Materials used in production

cream-coloured Earthenware Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Cream-coloured earthenware, transfer-printed overglaze and painted in jet black.
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: LET WISDOM UNITE US
  • Location: Front of cup and centre of saucer
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed in black
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5 & A-1980
Primary reference Number: 75307
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 5 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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