Cup

1870-90 (made), 1921 (patented)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The cup must have lost its handle at some time, when it was replaced by a metal, purpose made, sheet metal handle. The metal replacement handle has an impressed patent number which indicates that the desgn for it was registered in 1921.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware, blue-printed, painted with overglaze enamel colours and lustre. Pressed, sheet metal handle.
Brief Description
Earthenware cup, Staffordshire or Sunderland, ca. 1880, with metal replacement handle which is clipped onto the rim.
Physical Description
Earthenware teacup with blue-printed chinese scene of two figures, repeated twice, in landscape. Painted in overglaze colours and a pale, orange-brown lustre. The handle is missing and has been replaced with a clip-on emergency replacement handle.
Dimensions
  • Cup height: 8.7cm
  • Cup diameter: 10cm
  • Handle height: 5.5cm
  • Handle width: 4cm
Marks and Inscriptions
PATENT No 179836 (Patent number on metal handle)
Credit line
Given by Andrew Baseman
Object history
The donor acquired the cup in January 2008 at Ebay, from a seller in Newtown Wales.
Summary
The cup must have lost its handle at some time, when it was replaced by a metal, purpose made, sheet metal handle. The metal replacement handle has an impressed patent number which indicates that the desgn for it was registered in 1921.
Collection
Accession Number
C.109-2014

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record createdApril 8, 2014
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