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Coffee pot: C.16.1 & A-2009

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: John Aynsley Ltd




Bone china with pale yellow glaze, decorated in royal blue and yellow, and gilt. Part of coffee set C.16.1-5-2009

Bone china, slip-cast, with clear and pale yellow glazes, decorated in royal blue and yellow, and gilt. Urn-shaped with shallow incurved shoulder, tall curving spout, and loop handle, standing on a low foot. The cover has an oval ring handle. The exterior is glazed pale yellow and is painted (probaby) below the shoulder with geometrical-cum-star motifs in Art Deco style. The outer edges of the handle and knob are entirely gilded, there is a gold line down each side of the spout, and a wide gold band and a narrow gold band round the edges of the foot.


History note: Given to Ernest and Freda Walton as a wedding present in 1934 by John and Elizabeth Cockcroft

Legal notes

Given by the Walton Family

Measurements and weight

Height: 18 cm
Width: 17.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Longton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009-10-12) by The Walton Family


20th Century, second quarter#
George V
1933 CE - 1934 CE

School or Style

Art Deco

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( royal blue and yellow) gold
Foot Diameter 6.8 cm

Materials used in production

clear and yellow Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Slip casting : Bone china, slip cast, glazed pale yellow, painted in royal blue and yellow, and gilded
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: a crown/BONE CHINA/AYNSELY on a ribbon/ENGLAND
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in dark green
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: B 87085
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Pattern number
  • Text: 1111
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in
  • Type: Number

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.16.1 & A-2009
Primary reference Number: 169699
Entry form number: 1028
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 29 November 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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