Porcelain teacup and saucer made in China.

Made in China, Asia, 1770.

In 1953, Sydney collector, Annie Maria Gillies, bequeathed around 100 decorative art objects to the Vaucluse Park Trust, which later became part of the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. In 1998, the Trust transferred this collection to the Powerhouse Museum.

The greater part of this collection consists of around 80 examples of English porcelain dating from the mid eighteenth to the early nineteenth century. These items represent the strength of the English porcelain industry, including...

Summary

2005/201/45
Cup: A small, grey-blue porcelain cup with wavy edge and fluted flared body. Rising from straight foot and with a large loop handle. Handpainted with floral motifs and small insects in pink, green and purple enamels. Gilded and red link pattern border. Interior painted with a rope- style pattern within a black lined green border.

Saucer: A small grey-blue porcelain saucer with fluted sides. The well handpainted in pink, green and purple enamel, with a floral motif surrounded by a gilt and red link pattern. Rim enamelled with small floral sprigs and rope pattern within a black lined green border.

Dimensions

25 mm

Production

This is a Chinese copy of Worcester, England.

China,c 1770.
1770

Source

Transfer from the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1999 Bequest of Annie Maria Gillies, 1953
16 September, 2005

Cite this Object

Porcelain teacup and saucer made in China. 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 29 June 2017, <https://ma.as/319355>
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