sugar bowl

Robert Hancock, 1731 - 1817

sugar bowl

Robert Hancock 1731 - 1817


Public: Sugar bowl and lid, soft paste porcelain, flower and leaf spray knop, transfer-printed and enamelled overglaze with garden scenes and ruins. Private: Sugar bowl : deep bowl and footring, transfer-printed overglaze, black, exterior. Tea Party No.2 depicts man and woman seated on elegant bench, she passes teabowl and saucer to him, sword at his right. Front left laden pedestal table, distant left tree, garden landscape, dog foreground. Maid and Page shows woman, right, and boy, walking to right. She holds tray, he carries kettle, garden landscape, tree to left. The Fortune Teller depicts old woman, left, carrying child on her back, boy with stick behind her. She reads outstretched palm of elegant woman standing right, another woman beside her. Distant right, house in walled garden, gateposts topped with spheres. Tree to right, rural landscape. Enamelled overglaze black band inner rim. Lid : circular, low dome, flattened rim, flower and leaf knop, transfer-printed overglaze with classical ruin scenes. One shows round tower, arched doorway, low building, wooded landscape. Second shows remains of colonnade amongst landscape. Third depicts tall ruin, arched door and window frames, wooded landscape.

Object Name

sugar bowl

Creators Name

Robert Hancock

Date Created

c 1760=1770


overall: 12.4cm
lid: 6cm
sugarbowl: 6.8cm

accession number


Place of creation




Harold Raby bequest


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