Porcelain coffee cup

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Made in China

Postcard of Porcelain coffee cup.
© National Museums Scotland

Porcelain coffee cup

This porcelain coffee cup was made in China in the mid 18th century.

The cup is decorated with blue and white underglaze. The handle, rim and base are gilded.

In Scotland, tea and coffee were fashionable drinks by the early 18th century.

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Online ID: 000-100-080-493-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1890.794
Date: 18th century AD
Mid 18th century
Material: Porcelain
Dimensions: 64 mm H x 57 mm D
What: Cup
Subject: Ceramics / underglaze decoration / blue and white ware
Where: China
Description: Cup of porcelain, decorated in underglaze blue, white and gilt: China, gilt in Europe?, Ch'ing dynasty, 18th ce
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