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 architecture and landscape. Private: Coffee cup, tapered footring, rising to everted rim, reeded loop handle. Transfer-printed overglaze, black. Ruins with Pyramid and Traveller depicts man carrying load on staff over shoulder walking along track, into scene. Left, beneath ruined archway runs stream, distant colonnade. Rural landscape, trees either side. Distant right pyramid obelisk flanked by trees and foliage. Birds in sky. Landscape with Castle shows castle with round tower on distant left riverbank, trees, birds in sky. Foreground island, globe surmounting plinth, beneath tree. Distant right shore, buildings. Rural landscape. Enamelled overglaze black band inner rim.

Object Name

coffee cup

Creators Name

Robert Hancock

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Place of creation




Gift of Mrs R E M Dykes


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