Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Cup

ca. 1770 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Chocolate cup with handle of porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, and the outside has exotic birds among bushes in three fan-shaped panels separated by insects enclosed in small circular medallions, reserved in white on a powder-blue ground, which is enriched with gilt chrysanthemum-sprays.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted with enamels and gilded
Brief Description
Chocolate cup with handle of porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, made by Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1770.
Physical Description
Chocolate cup with handle of porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, and the outside has exotic birds among bushes in three fan-shaped panels separated by insects enclosed in small circular medallions, reserved in white on a powder-blue ground, which is enriched with gilt chrysanthemum-sprays.
Dimensions
  • Height: 7.3cm
  • Diameter: 6.9cm
Credit line
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Object history
One of two cups with 414:658-1885 (Sch. I 548)

These two cups were purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Wareham, London, for £5 in February 1871
Subjects depicted
Other Number
Sch. I 548A - Schreiber number
Collection
Accession Number
414:658/A-1885

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record createdJanuary 21, 2009
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