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Cup and Saucer
1990-1991 (designed (pattern)), 1990 - ca. 1996 (made)
Place of origin

Espresso cup and saucer of porcelain, and of 'Cupola' shape and pattern No. 13.

Object details

Object type
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Cup
  • Saucer
  • Cupola (manufacturer's title)
  • Collector (series title)
Materials and techniques
Porcelain with in-glaze silk-screen (slide-off) transfer
Brief description
'Cupola' espresso cup and saucer of porcelain, part of the 'Collector' range, shape designed by Mario Bellini, decoration designed by Rosemonde Nairac 1990-1991 in the United Kingdom, made by Rosenthal AG, Selb, 1990 - ca. 1996.
Physical description
Espresso cup and saucer of porcelain, and of 'Cupola' shape and pattern No. 13.
Marks and inscriptions
'ESPRESSO-SAMMELTASSE / nr.13 / Rosenthal / GERMANY / [signature] / R.NAIRAC' and crossed swords and crown (Printed in green)
Credit line
Given by Rosemonde Nairac
Object history
Part of the 'Collector' range of espresso cups made by Rosenthal, and is in a presentation box with a leaflet about the other cups in this range.
The information about the design and manufacture was supplied by the donor at the time of the gift. A body of archival material was also acquired by the Archive of Art and Design at the same time as this group of ceramics.
Still in production in 1996
Accession number
C.135:1, 2-1997

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Record createdNovember 24, 2008
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