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Coffee cup

  • Place of origin:

    Lambeth High Street (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Griffith, William (producer)
    Lambeth High Street pottery (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in colours

  • Credit Line:

    Mellor Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 4, shelf 6

Physical description

A Chinese figure standing beside a rock and a tree in an oriental landscape in yellow, blue and manganese-purple.
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: Greyish white.
Shape: Handle flat on the inside, rounded on the outside. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

Lambeth High Street (probably, made)


ca. 1750-1760 (made)


Griffith, William (producer)
Lambeth High Street pottery (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in colours


Height: 5.7 cm, Diameter: 5.6 cm

Object history note

Exhibited: Rijksmuseum, No: 163.

Descriptive line

Chinese figure in an oriental landscape

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

Archer, Michael. Delftware: the tin-glazed earthenware of the British Isles. A catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: HMSO, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997. ISBN 0 11 290499 8

Production Note

London (probably Lambeth High Street, William Griffith)


Tin glaze; Earthenware


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Figure; Landscape; Tree


Delftware; Ceramics; Drinking; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Ceramics Collection

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