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Cup

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)
    London (decorated)

  • Date:

    mid 18th century (made)
    ca. 1760 (decorated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giles, James (decorator)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in green and black enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Louis Cahen

  • Museum number:

    C.59N-1957

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 11, shelf 7

Physical description

Cup, part of a tea service. Decorated with Chinoiserie landscapes, including a church with spire, a pair of classical columns among trees, a three-storied tower, fishermen drawing a net and a distant mountain. Gilt is employed on the foot and round the inner rim with a 'dot within a circle' motive.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)
London (decorated)

Date

mid 18th century (made)
ca. 1760 (decorated)

Artist/maker

Giles, James (decorator)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in green and black enamels and gilt

Dimensions

Height: 4.1 cm, Diameter: 7.9 cm

Object history note

Part of a tea service, C.59 to R-1957.

Descriptive line

Cup, part of a tea service; porcelain decorated with churches and columns in green and black enamels, Chinese, mid 18th century; overdecorated in London, probably in the workshop of James Giles about 1760.

Production Note

Overdecorated in London, probably in the workshop of James Giles.

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilt; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Church; Mountain; Fishermen; Columns

Categories

Porcelain; Household objects; Ceramics; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

East Asia Collection

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