loving cup

Pilkington's Tiles Group Plc

loving cup

Pilkington's Tiles Group Plc


Public: Large two-handled loving cup, white earthenware, decorated with grape vines and inscription in silver lustre and copper red on a pale blue glaze. Private: Large cup with deep straight-sided bowl, lower bowl curving in sharply to thick hollow stem, everted rim. Stem has rolled knop halfway down and spreading foot. Two large loop handles with scroll terminals emerge from underside of bowl, flaring out and turning sharply to meet bowl rim. The whole covered in pale speckled cobalt blue glaze through which white earthenware body is visible. Upper bowl decorated in bright gold silver lustre with long narrow folded banner inscribed QUI NON LABORAT NON MANDUCET (He who does not work does not eat), surrounded by stylized plants and grape vines with grapes in copper red. Lower bowl divided into twelve moulded petal-shaped panels radiating out from stem, each painted with stylized carnation motif in bright lustre, ground between panels filled in with lustre. Stem, foot, handles and inside all painted with lustre on blue ground.

Object Name

loving cup

Date Created


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Place of creation

Clifton Junction


On Display

[G7] Manchester Art Gallery - Gallery 7
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Presented by Mr Edward A Eason


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