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Chocolate cup and saucer

Chocolate cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1770-1777 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Sydney A. Erwood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 3 []

Physical description

Globular cup with two loop handles. Both pieces are decorated with a blue line below the rim from which are suspended garlands of flowers. The saucer has a gilded raised ring in the centre.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


1770-1777 (made)


William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Conjoined anchor and 'D'
Maker's mark painted (overglaze) in gold on underside


Height: 7.6 cm cup, Diameter: 7.9 cm cup, Diameter: 15.2 cm saucer

Descriptive line

Chocolate cup and saucer, enamelled and gilt soft-paste porcelain, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, 1770-1777


Soft paste porcelain


Enamelled; Gilt


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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