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  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by W.H. Maund, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 5, shelf 5

Physical description

Tea or coffee cup in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded. With grooved loop handle and foot ring triangular in section; the outside decorated with an Chinese man, perhaps representing Putai, who holds a fly whisk. Also on the cup are two female figures. All painted in a palette of iron-red, green, black, lilac, yellow, blue and gold. The interior of the rim with a delicate pattern resembling arches and dots, in iron red and gilding.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)


1765 (made)


Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded


Height: 5.8 cm

Object history note

Although received with the saucer C.61-1969, this cup does not seem to match it, though the principal pattern is the same. The paste of C.60-1969 is considerably greyer than that of the saucer C.61-1969 and the border pattern is different,

Descriptive line



Soft-paste porcelain


Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Ceramics Collection

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