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Cup and saucer

Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Bayreuth (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1740 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    earthenware with silver decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Alice Fielding

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 9, shelf 3 []

The artists of Bayreuth excelled at elaborate decoration in gold and silver. The style of their productions was inspired by similar designs, in gold, on porcelain from Meissen. The tarnished silver is now black.

Physical description

Yellow earthenware with painted silver decoration

Place of Origin

Bayreuth (made)


ca. 1740 (made)

Materials and Techniques

earthenware with silver decoration


Height: 7 cm cup, Diameter: 12.5 cm saucer

Descriptive line

Buff earthenware cup and saucer with painted silver decoration.


Earthenware (buff); Silver




Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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