saucer / cup
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.
- Height: 6.7 centimetres (cup)
- Diameter: 6.9 centimetres (cup)
- Diameter: 13.7 centimetres (saucer)
Inscription CommentUnderglaze blue
Gilding worn; brown paint of cup scratched.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCT951
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