Teacup - ROM2009_10569_5

ROM2009_10569_5

Teacup

Maker: Wedgwood (English, est. 1759)
Medium:“Rosso antico” with applied basalt Egyptian hieroglyphics
Geography: Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Date: c.1800-1810
Dimensions:
5.6 cm
Object number: 995.127.34
Credit Line: Gift from the Estate of Elspeth E. T. Hooper. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestė par la Commission canadienne d’examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l’exportation et l’importation de biens culturels
Not on view
DescriptionNelson’s victory over the French at the Battle of the Nile in 1799 and the arrival of the Rosetta Stone in London triggered a whole range of Egyptian motifs in English decorative arts. Wedgwood teapots and coffee pots with hieroglyphic designs are often illustrated in the literature but few cups and saucers seem to have survived.
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