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Cup and saucer

Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1777-1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Soare, Thomas (gilded)
    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2974&A-1901

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Cup and saucer of soft-paste porcelain. Round the lower part of the cup and in the middle of the saucer is a wide band of gadroons in blue and gold; the rims are encircled by a narrow blue border with gilt leaf ornament, and the remaining surfaces are filled in with garlands of flowers and festoons of leaves.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)

Date

1777-1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Soare, Thomas (gilded)
Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

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

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer, soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, William Duesbury & Co., English (Chelsea-Derby), 1777-1780

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Mitchell, Stephen. The Marks on Chelsea-Derby and Early Crossed Batons Useful Wares. London: SGM Books, 2007, Pls. 53(i) and 107 M4.

Production Note

The cup dates from about 1777 and the saucer from about 1777-1780: see Mitchell, Stephen. The Marks on Chelsea-Derby and Early Crossed Batons Useful Wares. London: SGM Books, 2007, Pls. 53(i) and 107 M4, where the gilding and mark on the cup are tentatively attributed to Thomas Soare.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Foliation (pattern); Gadroons

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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