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  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    1842-1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Minton (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Parian ware, modelled in relief

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 19, shelf 1

Physical description

Cup of 'Parian ware,' modelled in relief. Semi-ovoid, with tall foot and two loop handles consisting of a vertical ring between two horizontal projections. The body is decorated with ivy-leaves and berries in high relief.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)


1842-1851 (made)


Minton (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Parian ware, modelled in relief


Height: 9.5 cm, Width: 15.2 cm

Object history note

Made as a copy of an ancient Graeco-Roman silver cup, found at Pompeii, now in hte Naplese Museum.

Obtained from the Great Exhibition of 1851. Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street.

Descriptive line

Cup of 'Parian ware', modelled in relief, Minton & Co., Stoke-on-Trent, 1842-1851

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

Caracciolo, Maria Teresa., Gallo, Luigi., and Osanna, Massimo eds. Pompeii and Europe 1748-1943. Electa: Milan, 2015. ISBN: 9788891804365.


Parian (porcelain)


Modelled; Relief

Subjects depicted

Berries; Ivy leaves


Ceramics; Parian ware; Great Exhibition


Ceramics Collection

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