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Coffee cup: C.94-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: uncertain (Probably)




Hard-paste porcelain cofffee can, painted in grey enamel and gilded, with a medallion containing a stippled portrait head of Napoleon I.

Hard-paste porcelain painted in shades of grey enamel, and gilded. Cyclindrical with a loop handle with a slight kick at the lower end, and a slight projection on the inside. The front is decorated with an oval medallion containing a stippled portrait head of Napoleon I in profile to the right, wearing a laurel wreath, against a grey stippled background with an 'N' in reserve below the head. The medallion is framed by a gold band, and there are gold bands round the upper and lower edges, the interior of the upper edge, and down the back of the handle.

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Early#
Napoleon I
Circa 1804 CE - 1814 CE

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( grey) gold
Base Diameter 6 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: N in reserve, below the head

  • Text: N
  • Location: On front of can
  • Method of creation: In reserve
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.94-1997
Primary reference Number: 76421
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 12 May 2022 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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