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Cup and saucer: C.37 & A-2010

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Bone china, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in pale apricot and red enamels, and gilded in Imari style with a house, bridge, trees, and two figures. Pattern no. 1154

Bone china, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in pale apricot and red enamels, and gilded. The cup is of Bute shape with an oval ring handle. The circular saucer is circular with curved sides, standing on a footring. The exterior of the cup is decorated with a andscape with a tree, a man and woman beside a pond, a fence, a large bridge, a house, and a tree. There are gold bands round the base and rim, inside which there is a border of a continuous spray of leaves and buds. At the bottom there is a fruit on a stalk. The back of the handle is decorated withsic stylized leaves. The saucer is decorated to match with the gold border around it, and a gold band on the rim. Pattern number 1154.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

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 1815 - 1820

School or Style

Imari style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( apricot and red) cobalt ( painted underglaze) gold
Saucer Diameter 14.2 cm Height 3 cm
Cup Diameter 8.4 cm Height 6 cm Width 10.3 cm

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: f
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Painted in black enamel
  • Type: Painter's mark

Inscription present: circular white paper stick on label

  • Text: IV A 5
  • 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.37 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177368
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: IV A 5
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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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