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Covered cup and saucer: C.68 & A & B-1961

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Imperial Porcelain Factory
Painter: Bauman, Johann




Hard-paste porcelain decorated with a yellow ground, and blue and gold borders: in the reserve, probably Circe offering the magic cup to Ulysses. On the saucer, MD monogram. Inscribed underneath: ‘Die Hochachtung von ihren/Freund,wecht ihnen diess kleine/Andenken,/Johann Baumann


History note: Stephenson Clarke, Croydon Lodge, Surrey ; by descent to his son, Louis Colville Gray Clarke, Cambridge

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Place(s) associated

  • Vienna ⪼ Austria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

School or Style


Components of the work

Saucer Diameter 13.4 cm Height 2.6 cm
Cup Height 6.1 cm
Cup With Cover Height 9.5 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: shield with two cross bars
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Paintged underglaze in b lue
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: part of a paper label

  • Text: Croydon/Lodge
  • Location: On cup
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label
  • Location: On saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Die Hochachtung von ihren/Freund,wecht ihnen diess kleine/Andenken,/Johann Baumann
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.68 & A & B-1961
Primary reference Number: 140344
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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