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Cup and saucer

Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1777-1784 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Sydney A. Erwood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 11, shelf 1 []

Physical description

Cup and saucer, enamelled soft-paste porcelain. Oviform cup with loop handle. Painted in dark green and black enamels with vertical stripes. Straight border around the rim and scalloped border below. Inside the cup a bouquet of flowers. The saucer is similarly decorated.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


1777-1784 (made)


William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled

Marks and inscriptions

Crown over 'D'
Maker's mark painted (overglaze) in green on underside of both pieces


Height: 6 cm cup, Diameter: 6 cm cup, Diameter: 12 cm saucer

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer, enamelled soft-paste porcelain, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, 1777-1784


Soft paste porcelain




Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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