Demitasse cup

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1850 ?

GUSN

GUSN-14839

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 demitasse cup. Slightly flared circular rim on cylindrical cup and short foot ring. Molded "C" scroll handle. Gilt band at rim edge and handle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

demitasses
bone china
molding (forming)
transfer printing
porcelain
Bone China
Molded
Transfer Printed
CUP, DEMITASSE

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

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

2.25 x 3.375 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.557.99