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saucer / cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1981,0101.101

  • Description

    'Trembleuse' two handed cup with saucer; porcelain; decorated in gold; two painted enamel quayside scenes within shaped reserves on each; rims shaped and riveted and beaten to resemble metal; cup: scrolled handles with plain white inside; saucer: pale green underside; central coloured flower spray on white ground; raised band of trellising in white and gold; blue underglaze mark on cup; incised mark on saucer.

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7.1 centimetres (cup)
    • Diameter: 7.5 centimetres (cup)
    • Diameter: 14.1 centimetres (saucer)
    • Height: 4.2 centimetres (saucer)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        cup
      • Inscription Comment

        Underglaze
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        saucer
      • Inscription Content

        I
      • Inscription Comment

        Incised
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1981

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1981,0101.101

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