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Chocolate cup and saucer, possibly painted by William Billingsley (1758- )

Manufacturer: Derby Porcelain Factory

Artist: William Duesbury II

Date: c.1790-1795
Dimensions:
Overall (G83.1.1120.1&2): 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (14 x 11.5 cm)
Overall (G83.1.1120.3): 1 x 6 1/2 in. (2.5 x 16.5 cm)
Medium: soft-paste porcelain, enamel, and gold.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:England, Derbyshire, Derby
Object number: G83.1.1120.1,2-3
DescriptionDerby single handle chocolate cup and cover and stand with brilliant yellow ground and intricate yellow borders. The cup has a double entwined gilt handle, the cover with gilt loop finial. The front of the cup is superbly painted by William Billingsley with a basket of flowers resting on a stone ledge.