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Tea cup: C.49.1 & A-1950

Object information


Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)


One of two porcelain tea cups and saucers. The cup has no handle, and is painted in gold with Chinese figures, birds, trees, and scroll foliage.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W. D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950-09) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th century
1720 - 1725 1725

Components of the work

Saucer: Diameter 12.4 cm Length 12.1 cm
Cup: Height 4.4 cm Width 7 cm

Materials used in production

Paint Porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: D. J.
  • Location: Cup
  • Method of creation: In puce
  • Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.49.1 & A-1950
Primary reference Number: 140308
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 13 October 2016 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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