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John Maddock & Sons

Demitasse Cups and Saucers


2 in. x 3/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (5.08 cm x 1.91 cm x 6.99 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2004.15.1.a-q
Geography: Europe, England
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Cups
Culture/Nationality: British
Collection: Deanery Collection
Description: M. Carey Thomas frequently held receptions and entertained guests at the Deanery. Her primary dinner service was a large set of Minton porcelain with pink floral details, but she supplemented it with numerous other sets (including Delft and Limoges), such as this set of demitasse teacups and saucers with a "Bombay" pattern. The set was made by John Maddock & Sons, an English company that produced royal vitreous pottery in the 19th century.

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  • demitasses - Small coffee cups for serving strong coffee.
  • English - Refers to the culture of the modern country of England, or in general to cultures that have occupied the southern part of the island of Great Britain, usually excluding Wales. It may refer to the the culture of the Angles, one of the Teutonic peoples who settled in Britain in fifth century CE. The term is occasionally used to refer to the culture of the entire nation of the United Kingdom, although technically England is an administrative subdivision of the United Kingdom.
  • porcelain - A material comprising white clay, or "kaolin," and a feldspathic rock, that react when fired so the clay serves to hold the shape of the object and the rock fuses into a natural glass. In China, it includes any such ware that is highly fired enough to produce a ringing sound when struck. In Europe, it is limited to hard-fired ceramic that is translucent.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • A Curious Group; a cabinet of curiosities Bryn Mawr College , Apr 4, 2014 – Jun 30, 2014

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The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Carrie Robbins and Nathanael Roesch. A Curious Group. Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr, PA, April 4–June 1, 2014
    Figure Number: Cupboard 8

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