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Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Philip Christian & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr and Mrs Frank Tilley

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 6 []

Physical description

Cup and saucer of soft-paste porcelain. Moulded with narrow radiating flutes, over which are sprays with leaves and flowers. Round the smooth lip of both is painted in thick blue enamel a simple wreath of flowers and leaves. Gold dentil edging inside cup and saucer, and a slight gilt spray in the centre of each. The paste greenish by transmitted light.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)


ca. 1775 (made)


Philip Christian & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in enamels and gilded

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer, soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, Philip Christian & Co., Liverpool, England, ca. 1775


Soft paste porcelain


Painted; Glazed; Gilded; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Leaves


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


Ceramics Collection

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