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Loving cup: C.4-1985

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Copeland




Earthenware loving cup with three handles, printed underglaze in blue with a landscape with figures and ruins.

Loving cup. White earthenware printed underglaze in blue with 'Italian' pattern; inside the rim are the words 'WE'LL TAK' A CVP O' KINDNESS YET FOR DAYS.O'AVLD LANG SYNE.'. Cylindrical with three handles.


History note: Unknown before testator, Alfred H. Palmer, North Waver, Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury, Suffolk.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.8 cm
Height: 14.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985) by Palmer, A. H.


Late 19th Century
Production date: after AD 1891

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( blue)

Materials used in production

probably lead- or lead-type glaze Glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware printed underglaze in blue.
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue within an oval line
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: COPELAND
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-1985
Primary reference Number: 75015
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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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