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Cup: EC.30 & A-1942

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Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Hard paste porcelain cup and saucer, painted with insects in purple.
Marked on the cup with crossed swords in underglaze blue, and an anchor in purple enamel. The saucer is marked with crossed swords in underglaze blue.


History note: Purchased by L. C. G. Clarke from Filkins & Co, 9A Thurloe's Place SW7

Legal notes

Given by Louis Colville Gray Clarke

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942-08-12) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1750

Components of the work

Mark: composed of underglaze colour enamel Saucer: Diameter 12.1 cm Height 2.5 cm
Cup: Diameter 7.6 cm Height 4.4 cm

Materials used in production

Paint Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Factory mark
  • Text: anchor
  • Location: Cup
  • Method of creation: In purple
  • Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.30 & A-1942
Primary reference Number: 76935
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 13 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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