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Cup: EC.26-1938

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: Derby Porcelain Manufactory
Painter: Brewer, John
Gilder: Langdon, William

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain decorated with a pale pink ground, a camp scene painted in polychrome enamels, and gilding.

Soft-paste porcelain, decorated with a pale pink ground, painting in pale blue, geen, yellow, pale red, pale brown and grey enamels, and gilded. Cylindrical with an ear-shaped handle, and slightly recessed base. On the front there is an oval camp scene with five tents and groups of figures in the foreground, surrounded by a border of stylized gold flower heads flanked by gold bands. The rest of the exterior is pink with a gold line round the top and bottom. Inside the white interior there is a border of wavy line with spots above and below. The handled is striped in gold with reserved white cross banding.

Notes

History note: Wallace Elliot; sold Sotheby’s, 24-25 May 1938, Fine Old English Pottery and Porcelain, lot 291

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.3 cm
Width: 9.5 cm

Relative size of this object

9.5 cm7.3 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1938-05-20) by Sotheby's

Dating

End of 18th century
George III
Circa 1795 CE - 1800 CE

Note

The painting was attributed to Robert Brewer, who worked at Derby after 1797 but is more likely to be by John Brwer (1764-1816), who worked at the factory from 1793 and later became a drawing master (c. 1808-15). See documentation.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold
Rim Diameter 7.2 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, decorated with a pale pink ground, painting inpale blue, geen, yellow, pale red, pale brown and grey enamels, and gilded

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: a D, with above, crossed batons with three dots per side, surmounted by a crown
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in pale purple enamel
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 428
  • Location: On base immediately below the factory mark
  • Method of creation: Painted in pale purple enamel
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 8
  • Location: On base near edge
  • Method of creation: Painted in pale purple enamel
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.26-1938
Primary reference Number: 137194
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 September 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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