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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Cup and Saucer

ca. 1765-1770 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Painted with stylised red and other flowers springing from a red and gold basket.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Cups
  • Saucer
Materials and techniques
Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded
Brief description
Cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain, Doccia porcelain factory, Doccia, ca. 1765-1770.
Physical description
Cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Painted with stylised red and other flowers springing from a red and gold basket.
Gallery label
CUP AND SAUCER Porcelain Mark: "S" in crimson, on the cup ITALY (DOCCIA); about 1760-70 Gift of Mr M. Yeats Brown C.M.G. C.677 & A-1917 (Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995)(ca. 1995)
Credit line
Given by Mr M. Yeats Brown, CMG
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic reference
Frescobaldi Malenchini, Livia ed. With Balleri, Rita and Rucellai, Oliva, ‘Amici di Doccia Quaderni, Numero VII, 2013, The Victoria and Albert Museum Collection’, Edizioni Polistampa, Firenze, 2014p. 78, Cat. 5454. Cup and saucer 1765-1770 hard-paste porcelain with tin-glaze painted in colours cup h 7,2 cm; saucer diam. 12,6 cm under the cup “S” inv. C.677-1917 gift: Mr M. Yeats Brown, C.M.G. Bibliography: LANE 1954, plate 49c These cups and the saucer are decorated with a typical Ginori motif called “al tulipano” (with a tulip, CASPRINI 2000, p. 180- 184) which is a reinterpretation of the peonies used in the Chinese famille rose decorations. The motif was already in use at Doccia in the First Period and probably corresponds to the description given in documents as “red or purple flowers in the middle with little flowers all around and some gilding” (BIANCALANA 2009, p. 162). In this case the range of colours used, like the duller shade of red and the stiff shape of the peony, suggest a later date, around 1765- 1770. The handle of the cup is also typical of the Second Period and is generally found on cups that can be dated from1765 to 1780 (A. d’Agliano, in LE PORCELLANE ITALIANE 1986, p. 54, cat. 37). A. d’A.
Collection
Accession number
C.677-1917

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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