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Cup and saucer: EC.41 & A-1942

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chantilly Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue with stylised floral sprays

Soft-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue. The cup is of truncated conical form with a single loop handle. The circular saucer has a flat central area, and sloping sides. The cup is decorated à la brindille with two stylised flowering sprays, and a small sprig. Down the back of the handle there is a wavy vertical line flanked by dots, and round the rim, a plain band. The saucer has a small sprig in the middle, three larger sprays on the sides, and a band round the rim.


History note: The Rev. G.A. Schneider; sold Sotheby's, 4 June 1942, Catalogue of European Ceramics and Glass comprising the interesting and extensive collection of the Rev. G.A. Schneider (decd) , p. 18, part of lot 84; Louis C.G. Clarke, MA

Legal notes

Given by L.C.G. Clarke, MA

Place(s) associated

  • Chantilly ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Louis XV
Louis XVI
Circa 1760 CE - 1780 CE

School or Style

décor brindille

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt oxide ( cobalt-blue)
Saucer Diameter 11.9 cm Height 3 cm
Cup Height 6 cm
Cup And Handle Width 8.7 cm

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: script MS
  • Location: On base of cup in middle
  • Method of creation: Incised mark
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: script M
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: hunting horn, C, and a short thick stroke
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: hunting horn, C, and 4
  • Location: On base of saucer close to edge
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.41 & A-1942
Primary reference Number: 76969
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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