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Stand for a Chocolate Cup: EC.10-1939

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Current Location: In storage


Stand for a Chocolate Cup


Production: Unknown
Production: Alcora factory (Perhaps)




Earthenware, moulded in the shape of a scallop shell with an applied pierced ring to hold a cup, tin-glazed overall


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Lady St John Hope

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19.1 cm
Height: 5.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-04-04) by St John Hope, Lady


Mid 18th Century
Circa 1735 CE - 1770 CE

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the u has a curved stroke joined to it on the left, like half a u

  • Text: u. underlined
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.10-1939
Primary reference Number: 76854
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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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