A Chelsea coffee cup, circa 1750-52 and a Derby coffee cup circa 1756-60

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Lot 84
A Chelsea coffee cup, circa 1750-52 and a Derby coffee cup circa 1756-60

Sold for £ 937 (US$ 1,178) inc. premium
A Chelsea coffee cup, circa 1750-52 and a Derby coffee cup circa 1756-60
The white Chelsea cup from the Raised Anchor period with a sharply-pointed angular handle, sprigged in relief with prunus branches, 5.7cm high (fine crack), the Derby cup with a wishbone handle and with sprays of daisy-like florets applied in very high relief, painted in iron-red with a lambrequin border, 6.3cm high (minor footrim chip) (2)

Footnotes

  • A related Derby cup is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, ref.C.19-1959, illustrated by H Gilbert Bradley (Ed), Ceramics of Derbyshire (1978), p.62, fig.71.
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