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Cup and saucer: C.12 & A-2010

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Bone china, transfer-printed underglaze in blue with Pagoda or Broseley pattern and gilt. Pattern 1762

Bone china, moulded, transfer-printed underglaze in blue and gilt. The cup is of London shape with a wavy rim. The exterior is decorated with a continuous Chinese landscape known as 'Pagoda' or 'Brosely' pattern, featuring a pagoda and two figures on a bridge, with a gold band round the rim and foot, a vertical stroke on the back of the handle, and a small dab on its lower end. Inside, there is a blue and gold floral spray in the centre, and round the rim, a border of diaper and scale panels and scrolls, with on its lower edge, a gold border of alternately up and down semi-circles and groups of strokes representing foliage. The saucer has a wavy rim, sloping sides, and flat centre, standing on a footring. The inside is decorated with a landscape with a pagoda and a bridge being crossed by two figures, overlaid by a central gold sprig and a circle. Round the edge there is a border matching that on the cup. Pattern 1762

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1813 CE - 1818 CE


This design is known as Pagoda or Brosely pattern

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue ( ceramic printing colour)
Saucer Diameter 14.5 cm Height 3.1 cm
Cup Diameter 9 cm Height 6.1 cm Width 10.5 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, moulded, transfer-printed underglaze in blue and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick on label

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 176641
Old object number: I.K.4
Entry form number: 1027
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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