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Coffee Cup and Saucer with Armorial from the “Burke” Service

Manufacturer: Richard Champion and Co., Bristol China Manufactor

Date: c.1774
Overall (G83.1.1187.1-2): 6.5 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm (2 9/16 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:England, Bristol, Bristol
Object number: G83.1.1187.1-2
DescriptionA Champion's Bristol cup and saucer from the service made for Mrs. Jane Burke. It is decorated in colours with figures representing Liberty and Plenty beside a plinth supporting a figure of Cupid with a torch and bearing on the front the arms of Burke impaling Nugent above a Latin inscription. The rims have borders of gilt-trellis diaper on a yellow ground edged in gilt scrolls.