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Cup: C.77-1997

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Unidentified English factory


  • Cup
  • coffee cup
  • coffee can



Lea-glazed earthenware transfer-printed onglaze in black and painted in yellow enamel

White earthenware, lead-glazed, transfer-printed onglaze in black, and painted in yellow enamel. Cylindrical with an ear-shaped handle. Decorated on the exterior with a continuous rural scene with on the left, a well-dressed shepherd sitting beside a tree near five sheep, and on the right, a couple seated at a tea table accompanied by a dog, and with a servant standing to the left. Round the rim there is a narrow border of white circles reserved ina black band. Inside there is a similar border with a wider floral border below. The rim is banded in yellow. Down the outside of the handle there is a spray of black paired leavs.


History note: Unknown before donor, G.H.W. Rylands, Litt. D., CBE, CH, King's College, Cambride

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-10-13) by Rylands, G.H.W.


19th Century, Early#
George III
George IV
Circa 1800 CE - 1825 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black) enamel ( yellow)
Rim Diameter 6.3 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : White earthenware, lead-glazed, transfer-printed onglaze in black, and painted in yellow enamel

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circle of letters with I in the middle

  • Text: BOCH . . . . LU . . . . surrounding 1
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.77-1997
Primary reference Number: 76034
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 May 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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