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Current Location: In storage


Factory: uncertain




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain transfer-printed underglaze in blue with a Chinese landscape with a pagoda and two figures on a bridge, and gilt

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, transfer-printed underglaze in blue, and gilt. Deep-sided cup with loop handle, standing on a footring. Decorated on the outside with a Chinese landscape with a pagoda and trees on the right, two Chinamen crossing a bridge between two trees, and on the left three houses and trees on an island. Above the bridge there is a boat, and there is another in the left foreground. Inside there is a broad blue band wityh projecting serrated leaves below, and a gold band on the rim. Down the back of the handle there is a vertical blue leaf spray with a gold line over it.


History note: Unknown before testator, W.M. Keynes, MD, FRCS (1924-2009), Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.5 cm
Width: 8.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1805 - 1810


Possibly New Hall

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue ( ceramic printing colour)

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain transfer-printed underglaze blue, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick on label

  • Text: I.K.4
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in turquoise ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-2010
Primary reference Number: 176640
Old object number: I.K.4
Entry form number: 1027
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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