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Cup and saucer

Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    1802-1806 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chamberlain & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Museum number:

    3232&A-1853

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case K, shelf 3 []

Physical description

Breakfast cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Painted with oriental patterns, crest mottos and coronets, all in medallions.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

1802-1806 (made)

Artist/maker

Chamberlain & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'240'
In purple

Object history note

From a 148-piece breakfast service decorated with the factory's most popular rich 'Fine Old Japan' pattern, which Lord Nelson ordered when he visited Worcester on 26/27th August 1802. The service was not invoiced for payment until January 1806, after Nelson's death at Trafalgar.

Descriptive line

Breakfast tea cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, Chamberlain & Co., Worcester, 1802-1806

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

Sandon, John. 'Nelson's China', Antique Dealer and Collectors' Guide, March 1989

Production Note

Part of a service painted for Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Subjects depicted

Medallions; Coronets; Crest

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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