coffee cup

Robert Hancock, 1731 - 1817

coffee cup

Robert Hancock 1731 - 1817


Public: Coffee cup, soft paste porcelain, reeded loop handle, transfer-printed overglaze in black with scenes of classical ruins. Private: Coffee cup, tapered footring, rising to everted rim, reeded loop handle. Transfer-printed overglaze, black, scenes of classical ruins. Ruins with Two Trees depicts classical ruins with, urns surmounting plinths, arch, distant colonnade, corinthian capital lying in foreground. Flanked by two trees. Swan on riverbank, buildings on far shore, Italian landscape, birds in sky. Ruins with Palm Tree shows central palm tree emerging from classical ruins on left riverbank. Trees to left, foreground foliage, broken fence on shore. Buildings among hills, far shore. Italiannate landscape. Enamelled overglaze black band inner rim.

Object Name

coffee cup

Creators Name

Robert Hancock

Date Created

c 1760=1770

accession number


Place of creation




Gift of Mrs R E M Dykes


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