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Cup and saucer

Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1776 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:

    C.634&A-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 12, shelf 3 []

Physical description

Tea cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded.

Place of Origin

Bristol (made)

Date

ca. 1776 (made)

Artist/maker

Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

A cross
In overglaze blue

Object history note

One of two tea cups and saucers with C.634B&C-1935. Formerly in the collections of William Edkin, who purchased the set at the sale of T. G. G. White in 1877, and Alfred Trapnell. From a service made as a wedding present for Sir Robert Smyth, Bart. of Berechurch Hall, near Colcester, who married Charlotte Blake in 1776.

Descriptive line

Tea cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, Bristol porcelain factory, Bristol, ca. 1776.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain; Enamels

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Medallion; Laurel; Festoons; Busts; Grisaille; Flowers; Foliated

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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