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Cup and saucer: C.190 & A-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chantilly Porcelain Manufactory




Handleless cup and saucer of soft-paste porcelain decorated in enamels in Kakiemon style with bees and floral sprays

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, brown, and black enamels in Kakiemon style. The cup is of truncated conical form with fluted sides and scalloped and cusped rim. The saucer is lobed and cusped. One side of the cup is painted with a bee with a yellow and brown striped body, and brown and red wings, and the other with two floral sprays, one smaller than the other. The saucer is painted with a similar bee, and with one small, and one large floral spray. The rim of the cup and of the saucer is edged with brown.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Place(s) associated

  • Chantilly ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph


18th Century, Mid
Louis XV
Circa 1730 CE - 1750 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, red, brown, and black)
Saucer Diameter 15 cm Height 3.2 cm
Cup Diameter 8.3 cm Height 6.7 cm

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain with opaque white tin-glaze, painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, red, brown, and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: B
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: a hunting horn and P
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: a hunting horn and P
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.190 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 82185
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 January 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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