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Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (made)

  • Date:

    1801 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Imperial Vienna Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 20, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain. The cup is cylindrical, has a rectangular handles, and is decorated on the front with an octagonal panel painted in colours on a chocolate ground with Cupid in a wheeled tub driving two sea-serpents; the remaining surface of the cup and inside of the saucer are decorated with pink and white bands, enriched with conventional leaf-ornament in gold.

Place of Origin

Vienna (made)


1801 (dated)


Imperial Vienna Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

The Austrian shield of arms in blue

'801' (for 1801) incised

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels; Imperial Vienna Porcelain factory, Austria (Vienna), dated 1801


Hard paste porcelain


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Cupids; Serpents; Foliation (pattern)


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


Ceramics Collection

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