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Coffee cup

Coffee cup

  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (made)

  • Date:

    1774 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:780-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 12, shelf 3

Physical description

Coffee cup, of hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, with a looped handle in the form of a bent twig; painted with festoons of flowers hanging from a border of narrow gilt scrolls

Place of Origin

Bristol (made)

Date

1774 (made)

Artist/maker

Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'1774' and a cross with the initials 'IH'
Painted in crimson, inside on the bottom.

Dimensions

Height: 6.4 cm, Diameter: 6.7 cm

Object history note

One of two cup with 414:780/A-1885 (Sch. I 763A).
The mark of the cross is the mark of the Bristol factory, and the initials 'IH' are thought to be those of Joseph Harford, iron merchant of Bristol and a partner of Champion in the ownership of a factory there between 1768 and 1769. The service from which these cups were part of was probably made for Joseph Hickey, a London agent for the Bristol porcelain works.
These pieces were purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Mr Edkins, Bristol, for £2 in February 1869

Descriptive line

Coffee cup, of hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, with a looped handle in the form of a bent twig, made by Bristol porcelain factory, Bristol, 1774

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Porcelain; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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