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Cup: C.14 & A-1984

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Maker(s)

Minton & Co. (Factory)

Description

Bone china cup and saucer, printed and painted in polychrome enamels with three sprays of cornflowers.

Bone china cup and saucer, printed in blue and brown and painted in royal blue, two shades of green, red, yellow and brown enamel colours and gilt. Deep-sided cup, curving inwards towards the base; butterfly handle. The cup is decorated with three sprays of cornflowers of graduated size and has a plain gilt band round the foot and a dentilated band round the rim. The handle has printed markings on the outside with stripes of red and blue enamel and is gilt inside. The saucer is decorated with three sprays of cornflowers and has a dentilated gilt band round the rim.

Notes

History note: From a service which belonged to the donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss A.M. Diana Hunter

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Hunter, Diana A. M., Miss

Dating

Late 19th Century
Victorian
Production date: after AD 1891

School or Style

Sèvres style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( royal blue, blue, two shades of green, red, yellow and brown) gold

Materials used in production

Glaze Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: crowned globe inscribed 'MINTONS' with 'MAKERS' below surmounting a wreath enclosing 'MORTLOCK'S/OXFORD STREET'

  • Text: 'MINTONS', 'MAKERS' and 'MORTLOCK'S/OXFORD STREET'
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Printed in puce
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: pattern number

  • Text: G234
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Painted in purple
  • Type: Number

Inscription present: 'MINTON' with 'S' and 'U' below

  • Text: MINTON S U
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: crowned globe inscribed 'MINTONS' with 'MADE IN ENGLAND' below

  • Text: MINTONS MADE IN ENGLAND
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Printed in puce
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: pattern number

  • Text: G234
  • Location: On saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Type: Number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 40386
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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