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Coffee cup and saucer

Coffee cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1785-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled, gilded and moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Algernon Brent, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 11, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Coffee cup and saucer of soft-paste porcelain, enamelled and gilded. The cup is moulded in spiral panels with foliated ornament round the face. Blue and gilt rim round the top and gilt sprays of flowers. Similar decoration on the inside of the saucer.

Place of Origin

Derby (made)


ca. 1785-1800 (made)


Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled, gilded and moulded

Marks and inscriptions

'D' surmounted by a crown and crossed batons and dots
Maker's mark painted (overglaze) in puce on underside

'W 54'
Pattern number painted (overglaze) in puce on underside


Height: 6.9 cm cup, Diameter: 6.7 cm cup, Diameter: 13.3 cm saucer

Descriptive line

Coffee cup and saucer, enamelled and gilt soft-paste porcelain, Derby Porcelain Factory, Derby, ca. 1785-1800

Production Note

Pattern number 54 was probably introduced ca. 1784.


Soft paste porcelain


Gilded; Moulded; Enamelled


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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