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Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1753-1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in crimson <i>camaïeu</i>

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2926&A-1901

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Cup and saucer of soft-paste porcelain, painted in crimson camaïeu. Both are reeded and have a scalloped edge, and are decorated with classical figures and buildings in a landscape. The flaws are concealed by insects and detached floral sprays. The cup has no handle, the saucer oval.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1753-1755 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in crimson camaïeu

Marks and inscriptions

An anchor, in red

Dimensions

Height: 6.2 cm Cup, Diameter: 8.1 cm Cup, Length: 16 cm Saucer, Width: 13.7 cm Saucer, Height: 3.3 cm Saucer

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer, soft-paste porcelain, painted in crimson camaïeu, Chelsea Porcelain factory, England (London), ca. 1753-1755

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Insects; Figures (illustrations); Landscapes; Floral patterns; Buildings

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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