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Cup and saucer: C.34 & A-2010

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red and gold with an Imari style patern featuring a castle and beehive. Pattern no. 570

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted in Imari style in underglaze in blue, and overglaze in red enamel and gilding. The cup is of London shape, and the saucer is circular with deep sloping sides, standing on a footring. The exterior of the cup and the interior of the saucer are decorated with a landscape featuring a building with a tower, and a crenellated wing, a ball-shaped beehive, and flanked by stylized trees and bushes, and with a flowering plant in the foreground. The interior of the cup has a gold border of bell flowers with a horizontal band below, gold bands on the edges of rim and foot, and a gilded handle. The saucer has a gold band round the rim. Pattern 570.

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.


19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1800 - 1810

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( orange) cobalt gold
Saucer Diameter 14.2 cm Height 3 cm
Cup Diameter 8.9 cm Height 6.5 cm Width 10.5 cm

Materials used in production

? bone china Bone china
presumed lead-glaze Glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: IV A 1
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.34 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177364
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: IV A 1
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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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