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Sugar bowl: C.16.3 & A-2009

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: John Aynsley Ltd




Bone china, slip-cast, decorated externally with pale yellow glaze, painting/printing in bright blue and yellow enamels, and gilt; part of a coffee 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 gilded. The bowl is of squat urn-shape with a shallow incurved shoulder, and two loop handles, standing on a low foot. The shallow domed cover has an oval ring handle. The bowl is decorated below the shoulder with geometrical-cum-star motifs in royal blue, yellow, and gold. The outer edges of the handles and knob are entirely gilded, and there is a narrow gold band round the edge of the foot, and at the junction of the foot and bowl


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: 12 cm
Width: 13.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Longton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by The Walton Family

School or Style

Art Deco

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( royal blue and yellow)
Deocration composed of gold
Foot Diameter 6 cm

Materials used in production

pale yellow outside, clear inside Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Bone china, slip-cast, decorated externally with pale yellow glaze, painting/printing in bright blue and yellow, and gilding

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 in greyish-green
  • Type: Pattern number
  • Text: 1111
  • Location: On base below the pattern number
  • Method of creation: Painted in grey
  • Type: Number

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.16.3 & A-2009
Primary reference Number: 169701
Entry form number: 1028
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 29 November 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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