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Caudle cup: C.127 & A-1932

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain caudle cup and saucer, painted with a Japan pattern with flowers underglaze in blue, in red, green and turquoise enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain caudle cup and saucer, painted underglaze in blue, in red, green and turquoise enamels and gilt. The cup is of double-ogee shape, with lobed and barbed rim, and two pierced rococo scroll handles. The deep saucer is of similar shape. The cup is painted with a Japan pattern of alternate sprays of chrysanthemum and prunus separated by four upright gros-bleu panels reserved with a red-mons, and gilt with leaves and flowers, a floral meander band round the foot. The saucer is decorated en suite.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Mid 18th Century
George III
Circa 1765 - 1775

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, green and turquoise) cobalt-blue gold
Cup Diameter 13.3 cm Height 7.0 cm
Saucer Diameter 14.7 cm Height 4.7 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: square cross-hatched seal marks

  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: small rectancular label

  • Method of creation: Inscribed in script
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.127 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 33846
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 October 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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