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Cup: C.24 & A-1931

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Chelsea-Derby Porcelain Factory

Entities

  • Cup
  • custard cup and cover

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain custard cup and cover, painted in blue, green, turquoise-green, yellow, pink, purple, red, and black enamels, and gilt. The cup stands on a footring and has deep bulbous sides, a slightly everted rim, and a loop handle. The circular cover is slightly domed, and has a knob in the shape of a rose on a stalk with three leaves. The exterior of the cup is painted with leaves, fruit, and a butterfly. It has a gold band round the footring, one down each side of the handle, and a dentilated band round the rim. The cover, is painted with fruit and an insect. The flower knob is painted yellow and red, and leaves yellow, and green or turquoise-green, with dark purple veining.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 3 1/3 in
Width: 3 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931-05-05) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Second half of 18th century
George III
Chelsea-Derby Period
Circa 1770 - 1784

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted in polychrome enamels and gilt

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.24 & A-1931
Primary reference Number: 73445
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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