Cup and Saucer

ca. 1780 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain. Painted with enamels and gilded. With armorial escutcheon surmounted by a coronet and crest. Red lion rampant on escutcheon, surrounded by purple floral border and enclosed by gilt spray of flowers. Red demi-lion rampant on crest. On opposite side are flowers and leaves on long wavy stems in gold. Gilt insects.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Cup
  • Saucer
Materials and Techniques
Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded
Brief Description
Cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain, Cozzi pottery factory, Venice, ca. 1780.
Physical Description
Cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain. Painted with enamels and gilded. With armorial escutcheon surmounted by a coronet and crest. Red lion rampant on escutcheon, surrounded by purple floral border and enclosed by gilt spray of flowers. Red demi-lion rampant on crest. On opposite side are flowers and leaves on long wavy stems in gold. Gilt insects.
Marks and Inscriptions
An anchor (In red)
Gallery Label
Cup and Saucer Porcelain Mark: an anchor, in red ITALY (VENICE, COZZI); about 1780 989 & A-1853 (Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995)(ca. 1995)
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
989&A-1853

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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