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Shah of Persia teacup

  • Museum number

    1708

  • Description

    tea cup with green ground and full coloured portrait medallion framed in flat gold. The portrait of a bearded man bedecked in jewellery is of Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar who ruled over Persia from 1798 until 1834.Inscribed under the base, Futteh Ali Shah, King of Persia.

  • Date made

    1825

  • Material

    Soft paste porcelain

  • Factory mark

    Flight, Barr & Barr

  • Mark type

    hand written script

  • Provenance/assession

    From the Works Museum Collection

  • Height

    2 1/2 inches

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