cup, tea and saucer

manufacturer: Bristol porcelain factory;  Richard Champion (English, b.1743, d.1791); 

circa 1770-1780
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Description
tea cup and saucer, teacup bulbous shape with distinctive ear-shaped handle, with laurel leaves in yellow and green in the form of swags, winding round a gilded circle attached to a central gilded line. This is below a line of individual laurel leaves, between two gilded lines below dentil gilded to the teacup rim. The two patterns are continuous around the teacup. the handle has three pointed gilded and a circular device and dot hand-painted in gold in the well of the teacup. The saucer is decorated in the same style which is indicative of Continental influence on English porcelains at this time.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Bristol porcelain factory
Richard Champion (English, b.1743, d.1791)
Production place
Bristol, England
Production date
circa 1770-1780
Media description
hard-paste porcelain, hand-painted
Measurements
cup 27 x 130 dia mm
saucer 50 x 96 x 72 mm
Credit line
bequest of Alwynne Jona OAM, Melbourne 2013
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
Accession number
A1286