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Coffee cup and saucer: C.6 & A-2010

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New Hall Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, glazed, and gilded. Pattern no. 198

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and painted in gold. The circular cup has deep, sides with twenty-seven vertical ribs, a lightly scalloped rim, and a loop handle, and stands on a footring. The saucer has a lightly scalloped edge, deep curved sides, and stands on a footging. The cup is decorated with a central stylized floral spray, and a border below the rim, comprising a continuous stem of stylized foliage, a horizontal band, and alternating pairs and single motifs made up of three dots with a narrow trefoil or fleur-de-lysabove. On the exterior there is a horizontal band below the rim, and another round the footring. The saucer is decorated en suite, but has no decoration on the exterior. Pattern no. 198.

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2009) by Keynes, W. M., Dr.


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1787 CE - Circa 1792 CE


Cups with twenty-seven vertical ribs are rarer than those with twenty-eight

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold Saucer Diameter 13.5 cm Height 3 cm
Cup Diameter 6.9 cm Height 7 cm Width 9.1 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze; exept on footrings Glaze Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and painted in gold

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick on label

  • Text: I.D.1
  • Location: On coffee cup and saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 176637
Old object number: I.D.1
Entry form number: 1027
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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