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 garden scenes. Private: Painted in blue on pieces intended for overglaze European style decoration. (Sandon) tea & furniture & architecture & garden landscape Coffee cup, slightly tapered footring, reeded loop handle, transfer-printed overglaze, exterior, black. Tea Party No.2 depicts elegant man and woman seated on ornate bench, she passes teabowl and saucer to him, sword at his right. Shrubbery behind, framing bench. Front left laden pedestal table, dog playing at their feet, mass of foliage foreground. Distant left tree behind balustrade terminating at gate with pedestal surmounted with statue. Maid and Page shows woman, right, and black boy walking through wooded classical garden landscape towards right. He holds kettle and wears plumed hat, she holds dish. Tree to left, distant right, pyramid obelisk, rotunda on hill and gushing fountain. Enamelled overglaze black band inner rim.

Object Name

coffee cup

Creators Name

Robert Hancock

Date Created

c 1760=1770


: 7.5cm x 6.5cm
across handle: 9.2cm

accession number


Place of creation




Dr Frederick Lacks and Dr Erna Lacks Bequest

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