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Milk jug: C.36-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, of boat-shaped form, painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in enamels and gold with an Imari style pattern with elephant. Pattern no. 876.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in otwo shades of green, dark pink, apricot, and orange-red, and gilded. Of boat-shaped form. The exterior is decorated with an Oriental landscape with buildings flanked by stylized plants, trees, and an elephant on each side. There are gold bands round the base, and rim; the exterior of the handle is gilded all over; and the inside of the lip is decorated with a frosette, within a wreath flanked by sprays of foliage. Pattern 876.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Width: 13.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1810

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt ( painted underglaze) enamel ( two shades of green, dark pink, apricot, and orange-red)
Handle Height 9.3 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in two shades of green, dark pink, apricot, and orange-red, and gilded
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 876
  • Location: On base near edge
  • Method of creation: Painted in puce enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: oval white paper stick-on label

  • Text: IV A 3
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.36-2010
Primary reference Number: 177367
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: IV A 3
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Audit data

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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