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Tea Cup and Saucer

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T3374
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1800 - 1900


Wooden cups and saucers are unusual objects and it is rare to find such a finely turned piece as this pear wood example. It was probably made in England during the 19th century. It would have been made as a virtuoso piece, to show off the considerable skill of the turner, rather than as a functional item.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Place of Origin:England