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Chocolate Cup and Saucer

Manufacturer: Derby Porcelain Factory

Gilder: Thomas Soare

Artist: William Duesbury II

Date: c.1790
Overall (G83.1.1121.1-2): 3.5 x 15.5 cm (1 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)
Medium: Phosphatic (bone ash) soft-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:England, Derbyshire, Derby
Object number: G83.1.1121.1-2
DescriptionA double handled chocolate cup and saucer each piece having four panels' two with delicately painted landscape scenes and two with garden flowers in polychrome enamels on a brilliant yellow ground. The panels are separated with wide bands of gilding. The pattern is repeated on the scrolled rims of both the cup and saucer. The scrolled handles are heightened in gilt.