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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Cup

ca. 1770-75 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Cup for feeding, soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in underglaze blue with a spray of flowers on each side, one with a butterfly.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in underglaze blue
Brief description
Feeding cup for an infant, someone who is ill or disabled people, soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in underglaze blue, made by Lowestoft porcelain factory, England, ca. 1770-75
Physical description
Cup for feeding, soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in underglaze blue with a spray of flowers on each side, one with a butterfly.
Dimensions
  • Height: 8.6cm
  • Diameter: 9.5cm
Gallery label
Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics V&A, 31 Jan 2015 - 3 Jan 2016 14 Feeding cup with flowers and butterflies Suffolk, Lowestoft, about 1770 Made by the Lowestoft porcelain factory Glazed soft-paste porcelain Cups of this type were used for feeding infants and the ill or disabled people. Museum no. C.361-1924 Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.(31/01/2015-03/01/2016)
Credit line
Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic references
  • For another of this shape see Watney, Bernard. English blue and white porcelain of the eighteenth century, 2nd ed., London: Faber and Faber, 1973, pl. 78C (where dated ca. 1768-70)
  • Compare also Godden, Geoffrey A. Lowestoft Porcelains, 2nd ed., Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club, 1985, pl. 122 (for an example there dated ca. 1772-75)
Collection
Accession number
C.361-1924

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Record createdApril 28, 2009
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