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Coffee cup: C.29-2010

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory

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Description

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, transfer-printed and painted in enamels with a Chinese scene including a boy at a window. Pattern no. 425

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, transfer-printed overglaze in greyish-black, and painted in two shades of blue, green, turquoise, pink, puce, apricot, red, and grey enamels; the glaze inside the footring does not reach the edge on the handle side Circular with deep almost straight sides, curving inwards at the bottom, standing on a footring; loop handle. The exterior is decorated with a Chinese figure scene known as 'the Window' or 'the Boy at the Window'. Pattern no. 425. On the left, a young woman stands beside a grey table watched by two boys, and a young man leans out of the window of a house on the right. In the background there is a red fence and a pink and dark puce landscape. The area on either side of the handle is decorated with an oval scroll-edged reserve with an apricot ground and darker apricot splodges, and two smaller round scroll-edged reserves containing a plant with a puce flower. Above and between the two small panels there are aeas of pink and dark pink spotted trellis pattern. Inside round the rim is a border of joined red arrowheads between horizontal black lines.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.6 cm
Height: 6.5 cm
Width: 8.5 cm

Relative size of this object

8.5 cm6.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1795 - 1800

School or Style

Chinese

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( greyish-black) enamel ( two shades of blue, green, turquoise, pink, puce, apricot, red, and grey)

Materials used in production

uneven inside footring, with small bare areas; presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, transfer-printed overglaze in greyish-black, and painted in two shades of blue, green, turquoise, pink, puce, apricot, red, and grey enamels

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: IV.B.1
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.29-2010
Primary reference Number: 177296
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: IV.B.1
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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