Chocolate cup

LL 1537

About this object

A white jasper cup which has been dipped in blue jasper. Handleless cups, like this, set into deep saucers to hold the cup steady, were used for drinking chocolate. The white stripes are produced by removing the top blue layer. Wedgwood developed this technique using an engine turning lathe. The white sprigged decoration depicts putti riding a lion-drawn chariot whilst playing trumpets. The saucer to match is LL 1538.
  • Date
    1785 - 1800
  • Maker
  • Materials
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 26, Case 6078
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    66 mm x 88 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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