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Teacup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1785-1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Pennington's factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 5 []

Physical description

Teacup and saucer of soft-paste porcelain. The cup has no handle. Transfer-printed in underglaze blue with sprays of strawberries and tulips and other flowers; border of diaper pattern within the rims.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)


ca. 1785-1790 (made)


John Pennington's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in underglaze blue

Descriptive line

Teacup and saucer, soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in underglaze blue, England (Liverpool), ca. 1785-90

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

Rackham, Bernard. 'Liverpool Porcelain' in E.P.C. Trans. No. II, 1929, Pl. VIII (2 & 3) & p. 32


Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Glazed; Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Diaper-work; Tulips; Strawberries; Floral patterns


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


Ceramics Collection

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