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Cup and saucer: C.8 & A-1976

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Possibly Unidentified (Production)


Pearlware cup and saucer, part of a set with a teapot and another cup and saucer. Transfer-printed underglaze in blue with landscapes and floral borders.

White earthenware, transfer-printed in blue under slightly blue-tinted lead-glaze (pearlware). The cup has deep curved sides, a recessed base, and a loop handle. The circular saucer has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. The cup is decorated on the outside with a continuous landscape. Onthe right there is a cottage, a fence and bushes, and two figures, and on the left two cows in a pond and a tree on a bank. In the distance there is a river, cliffs, and a hill with a church spire visible above it. Inside the rim there is a stylized floral border. The inside of the saucer (A) is decorated with a similar landscape but with two large trees beside the cottage, and a different background. Round the edge there is a floral border to match that on the cup.

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Given by Mrs F. R. Leavis

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1976-04-22) by Leavis, F. R., Mrs


19th century
Circa 1800 CE - 1810 1810


On accession attributed doubtfully to Liverpool

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) Saucer: Diameter 10.2 cm
Cup: Diameter 6 cm Height 4.5 cm

Materials used in production

slightly blue tinted; lead presumed Lead-glaze white Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8 & A-1976
Primary reference Number: 76077
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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