cup and saucer

manufacturer: Rathbone of Amicable Street (active circa 1812-1835);  manufacturer: Samuel & John Rathbone (active circa 1812-1835); 

circa 1835
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Object Detail

coffee cup of the "Romantic" or "Old English" shape. The body of the cup formed from twelve fluted sections with straight side, slightly flared lip, canted stem and circular footring.

The shaped, angular handle is similar to the "London" shape but with an extra spur at the top. The interior of the cup decorated with a band of gold diamond or lozenge motifs on ablack ground; beneath this a broad band of pink tried with a gilded sawtooth design.

The outside of the cup has a black ground with a white reserve to each side decorated with a spray of flowers in enamel colours. The ground is profusely gilded with a hatched band, florets, pendants and scrolls.

The body is also painted with raised white jewels which provide one of several links to A0663. Opposite the handle, two painted roses and leaves.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Rathbone of Amicable Street (active circa 1812-1835)
manufacturer: Samuel & John Rathbone (active circa 1812-1835)
Production place
Tunstall, Staffordshire, England
Production date
circa 1835
Media description
Bone china, polychrome enamel decoration
cup: 73 x 89 mm
saucer: 26 x 150 mm
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection and Christine Bell
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