Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Commemorative, Heraldic and Historical Events

Date: 1790-1795

Dimensions:

  • Height: 5.91 in (15.00 cm)

Maker: Unknown

Description:

A pearlware loving cup printed in blue underglaze with cameo portraits of "Queen Charlotte" and "George the III" on one side and "His Royal Highnefs Prince of Wales" and the "Honourable Willm. Pitt" on the other.  Thistle and rose sprigs, symbols of Scottland and England, are added decoration and additional sprig designs are printed on the handles.  The border of geometric motifs with oriental symbols printed on both the interior and exterior is the same border design used with the well-known Conversation pattern.  The border, the rim and the foot have been enameled overglaze in ochre.  Both the printed border pattern and the ochre bands are quite similar to another loving cup, named I Worrall and dated 1790 also included in the exhibit.

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