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Coffee cup

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755-60 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 4, shelf 5

Physical description

Coffee cup of soft-paste porcelain, with grooved loop handle. Painted outside in underglaze blue with rocks and flowering trees; inside, an insect and flowering sprays.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)


ca. 1755-60 (made)


Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

A trident under the handle


Height: 6.7 cm, Diameter: 5.7 cm

Descriptive line

Coffee cup, soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, made by Worcester porcelain factory, England, ca. 1755-60

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

For this pattern, see Branyan, French and Sandon, Worcester Blue and White Porcelain, revised edition 1989, cat. I.D.27, where dated 1752-80


Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Rock; Insect


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


Ceramics Collection

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