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Cup and saucer

Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Swinton (made)

  • Date:

    1820-1842 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rockingham Ceramic Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bone china, 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 17, shelf 3 []

Physical description

Cup and saucer of bone china. The cup in the form of an inverted truncated cone with loop handle formed of two interlacing foliated stems. Both pieces are coloured brown on the outside and are decorated inside with a coronet, surmounted by a lion and encircled by a wreath of flowers. Inside the rim of both pieces is a border of gilt conventional ornament, and outside the cup are the national floral emblems.

Place of Origin

Swinton (made)


1820-1842 (made)


Rockingham Ceramic Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Bone china, painted in enamels and gilt

Object history note

Known as "Rockingham porcelain."

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer, bone china painted in enamels and gilt, Rockingham Ceramic Factory, England (Swinton), 1820-1842

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Honey, W. B. Old English porcelain London: Faber & Faber, 1948, p. 223


Bone china; Enamel


Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns; Coronets (crowns); Lions; Foliation (pattern)


Ceramics; Bone China


Ceramics Collection

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