Cup

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1850 ?

GUSN

GUSN-14833

Description

Transfer printed in medium blue w/ an exotic scene of pagoda-like building, bizarre trees and bushes and a camel w/ people in the foreground. This scene is enclosed by a pale blue border w/ delicate flowering vines and 8 floral-edged reserves w/ floral sprays or exotic buildings and greenery. The scenes vary w/ form of serving item. This item is a cup. Flared circular foot on ovoid body w/ single "C" shaped handle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

cups
bone china
molding (forming)
transfer printing
porcelain
Bone China
Molded
Transfer Printed
CUP

Inscription

Transfer underglaze and incised on bottom: Transfer underglaze: Mark in medium blue showing urn and beehive on a rectangular platform enclosed by greenery. The platform is inscribed ""ORIENTAL"". ""W.R."" is inscribed underneath ""ORIENTAL"". ""RIDGWAYS"" is above the image and ""ENGLAND"" is below the image. Incised: Each piece incised w/ 2 or 3 numbers or letters.

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Possibly Ridgway, William (Maker)
Possibly Ridgways (Maker)

Location of Origin

Shelton, England, Staffordshire; Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE

Dimensions

3 (H), 3 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.557.93