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Milk jug: C.16.2-2009

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: John Aynsley Ltd




Bone china, with clear and pale yellow glaze, decorated in royal blue and yellow, and gilt; part of a set C.16.1-5-2009

Bone china, slip-cast, with clear and pale yellow glazes, painted (probably) in royal blue and yellow enamels, and gilt. Urn-shaped with shallow incurved shoulder with projecting lip, and harp-shaped handle, standing on a low foot. The exterior has pale yellow glaze, and is decorated below the shoulder with royal blue, yellow and gold geometrical-cum-star motifs. There are gold bands round the rim, shoulder and foot, and the back of the handle is gilded.


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: 13 cm
Width: 10.2 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Longton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second quarter of 20th century
George V
Circa 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 5.5 cm

Materials used in production

clear and pale yellow Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Bone china, slip-cast, with clear and pale yellow glazes, decorated in royal blue and yellow, and gilt
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 below the factory backstamp
  • Method of creation: Painted in greyish-green
  • Type: Pattern number
  • Text: 1111
  • Location: On base below pattern number
  • Method of creation: Painted in grey
  • Type: Number

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.16.2-2009
Primary reference Number: 169700
Entry form number: 1028
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 29 November 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 29 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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