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Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Swinton (made)

  • Date:

    1830-1837 (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:

    3161&A-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 17, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Cup and saucer of bone china, painted in enamels and gilt. Both pieces have an undulating edge and are decorated with scrolls and garlands of roses, thistles, shamrocks and leeks in gold enclosing panels coloured green; in the interspaces are festoons of forget-me-nots in colours, and inside the cup and in the middle of the saucer is a royal crown.

Place of Origin

Swinton (made)

Date

1830-1837 (made)

Artist/maker

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 of bone china, painted in enamels and gilt, Rockingham Ceramic Factory, England (Swinton), 1830-1837

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

Rice, D. G. The illustrated guide to Rockingham pottery and porcelain. London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1971, pl. 113.

Materials

Bone china; Enamel

Techniques

Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Scrollwork; Thistles (plants); Roses; Shamrocks; Forget-me-nots (flowers); Plants, leeks; Crowns (headdresses)

Categories

Ceramics; Bone China

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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