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2005/229/1 Coffee ware, boxed and coffee tin, 'The Artist Cup Collection', porcelain / metal / plastic / cardboard, latté cups and saucers designed by Roderick Bamford, Macmasters Beach, New South Wales, Australia, 1999, 'South Coast Beach Cottages' decal designed by Reg Mombassa, Sydney, New South. Click to enlarge.

'The Artist Cup Collection' by Roderick Bamford and Reg Mombassa

Designed
Consisting of two rimmed saucers, two decorated latté beakers and a 200-gram tin of coffee, this 'Artist Cup Collection' is the first in a limited series of 2000 boxed sets that Australian coffee company, Manfredi Enterprises, launched in June 2004. NSW potter, Roderick Bamford, designed this porcelain coffee ware in 1999 as part of a 'Cup Suite' that included an espresso beaker, latté beaker, cappuccino cup and saucers. Manfredi Enterprises sold these suites commercially and distributed them …

Summary

Object No.

2005/229/1

Object Statement

Coffee ware, boxed and coffee tin, 'The Artist Cup Collection', porcelain / metal / plastic / cardboard, latté cups and saucers designed by Roderick Bamford, Macmasters Beach, New South Wales, Australia, 1999, 'South Coast Beach Cottages' decal designed by Reg Mombassa, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1999, made by Monno Ceramic Industries, Bangladesh / Piazzo D'Oro, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2004, for Manfredi Enterprises, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2004

Physical Description

Coffee ware, boxed, 'The Artist Cup Collection', porcelain / metal / plastic / cardboard, latté cups and saucers designed by Roderick Bamford, Macmasters Beach, New South Wales, Australia, 'South Coast Beach Cottages' decal designed by Reg Mombassa, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, made by Monno Ceramic Industries, Bangladesh, for Manfredi Enterprises, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2004

'The Artist Cup Collection' coffee ware set comprising two white porcelain latte cups and two white porcelain saucers. The cups are decorated with a 'South Coast Beach Cottages' decal designed by Reg Mombassa while the saucers are plain and feature a concentric circle pattern. The set also includes a small tin of Piazza D'Oro coffee with a black plastic lid. The coffee ware comes packaged in a rectangular white cardboard box with the decal repeated printed around its base. The box contains internal cardboard inserts to hold the latte cups, saucers and coffee tin. A cardboard certificate of authenticity and a folded cardboard brochure are also contained within the box and are illustrated with the same design.

Marks

see parts

Production

Notes

Consisting of two rimmed saucers, two decorated latté beakers and a 200-gram tin of coffee, this 'Artist Cup Collection' is the first in a limited series of 2000 boxed sets that Australian coffee company, Manfredi Enterprises, launched in June 2004. NSW potter, Roderick Bamford, designed the porcelain coffee ware in 1999 as part of a 'Cup Suite' that included an espresso beaker, latté beaker, cappuccino cup and saucers.

Celebrated Sydney artist, Reg Mombassa, designed the decal for the inaugural Artist Cup Collection. Titled 'South Coast Beach Cottages', it satirises the country scenes often depicted on traditional English porcelain. After its completion, the design was manipulated digitally to fit the beaker proportions.

Bangladesh factory, Monoo Ceramic Industries, was the exclusive manufacturer of the coffee ware for the Australian and Asian markets. It worked with Manfredi and Bamford to modify the original designs so that the beakers could be made as a single unit and the saucer rim could be widened.

History

Notes

The Director of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Kevin Fewster, received this example of 'The Artist Cup Collection' at the product launch on 28 September 2004. This is the first set in the limited edition series.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Manfredi Enterprises, 2005

Acquisition Date

7 November 2005

Cite this Object

Harvard

'The Artist Cup Collection' by Roderick Bamford and Reg Mombassa 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 May 2021, <https://ma.as/350987>

Wikipedia

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