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Coffee cup

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 21, shelf 8

Physical description

Coffee cup of hard-paste porcelain. Moulded, double-scroll handle picked out in gold. Painted in colours with a harbour scene with merchants framed by a cartouche of rococo scrolls combined with rose and grape trellises, gilt interior and footring.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


ca. 1750 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords
Factory mark, in blue



Height: 6.7 cm

Object history note

From Bond Collection.

Descriptive line

Coffee cup, hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1750

Production Note

Attribution from the manuscript catalogue dates from about 1970 and was compiled by William Hutton of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Harbours; Cartouches; Trellises; Scrolls (motifs); Roses (flowers); Grapes


Porcelain; Ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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