What just happened?

To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

saucer / cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1981,0101.100

  • Description

    Cup and saucer; porcelain; thickly potted; decorated in dark brown and gold with intricate gilded border; cup: two oval reserves containing classical busts painted en grisaille; gilded borders; initials in centre in gold; black foot rim; handle with two twig-like terminals at top; saucer: similar decoration with three reserves and monogram at centre originally in gold; two marks on saucer, one incised one underglaze blue.

    More 

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 6.7 centimetres (cup)
    • Diameter: 6.9 centimetres (cup)
    • Diameter: 13.7 centimetres (saucer)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        monogram
      • Inscription Position

        saucer
      • Inscription Content

        EK
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        saucer
      • Inscription Content

        29
      • Inscription Comment

        Incised
      • Inscription Type

        monogram
      • Inscription Position

        cup
      • Inscription Content

        HK
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        saucer
      • Inscription Comment

        Underglaze blue
  • Condition

    Gilding worn; brown paint of cup scratched.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1981

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1981,0101.100

There is no image of this object, or there may be copyright restrictions

Image service:

Request new photography

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: MCT951

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...