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Fluted Decagonal Cup

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Fluted Decagonal Cup
Fluted decagonal cup, East London, England, c. 1`744. Hard-paste porcelain with an incised ?A? to the base. H. 60 mm. Private collection, photograph courtesy of Mercury Antiques. Compositionally this cup comprises 65.2 wt% SiO2, 19.8 wt% Al2O3, and 5.4 wt% CaO. The chemistry of this cup's body indicates that the clay used was a refractory China clay possibly derived from the lands of the Cherokee Indians in Macon County, NC. as specified in the 1744 ceramic patent. Decoration on this cup suggests the influence of J. G. Horoldt's decorating studio at Meissen with trailing flowers in the indianische Blumen manner. It is precisely because the form, potting, and decoration does not conform to much of the English ceramic output of the 18th C that there has been such problems during the past in deriving a reliable attribution for this cup
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