Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.



  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1785 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Amstel porcelain factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 28, shelf 2

Physical description

Cup of porcelain, painted in enamel colours and decorated with gilding. On the outside is a shield with the arms of Holland. The shield stands on a cloud and from behind it appears a cupid holding up a hat on a staff. Inside the rim is a gilt chain-pattern border. No handle.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)


ca. 1785 (made)


Amstel porcelain factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

In underglaze blue


Height: 4.1 cm, Diameter: 7.6 cm

Descriptive line

Cup, porcelain painted in enamel colours and gilt, made by Amstel porcelain factory, Dutch (Oude Amstel), ca. 1785

Production Note

Dutch (Oude Amstel).




Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Coats of arms


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.