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

Coffee Cup

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

Coffee cup of hard-paste porcelain with a loop handle, painted in enamels and gilded; painted outside in brown, red, crimson and green, with a flowering fruit-tree, the stem and spreading branches of which are represented as passing beyond, and reappearing from above, the level of the rim; with gilt outlines to the trunk and branches of the tree, and gilded bamboo plants growing beside it


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded
Brief Description
Coffee cup of hard-paste porcelain with a loop handle, painted in enamels and gilded, made by Plymouth Porcelain Factory, Plymouth, ca. 1770
Physical Description
Coffee cup of hard-paste porcelain with a loop handle, painted in enamels and gilded; painted outside in brown, red, crimson and green, with a flowering fruit-tree, the stem and spreading branches of which are represented as passing beyond, and reappearing from above, the level of the rim; with gilt outlines to the trunk and branches of the tree, and gilded bamboo plants growing beside it
Dimensions
  • Height: 6cm
  • Diameter: 6.4cm
Style
Credit line
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Object history
One of two cups 414:725/A-1885 (Sch. I 721A). The original pattern for the cups came from 414:725/C-1885 (Sch. I 821)

This bowl and cups were all purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Mr C. Prideaux, Knightsbridge, the bowl and two cups for 10 shillings, and one 'Oriental piece' for 5 shillings, in November 1868
Subjects depicted
Other Number
Sch. I 721B - Schreiber number
Collection
Accession Number
414:725/B-1885

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record createdFebruary 5, 2009
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