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Cup and saucer: C.38 & A-2010

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Bone china, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in enamel, and gilt with an Imari style pattern with bridge, and two Chinese figures, incongruous Christian church.

Bone china, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in apricot enamel and gilded. The cup is of Bute shape with an oval ring handle. The circular saucer has curved sides and stands on a footring. The exterior of the cup is decorated with an Oriental landscape in which are a man standing beside a garden pavilion, a flowering tree, stylized flowers growing on a rock a man fishing from a bridge, and further back two more buildings and in the distance a European church, a figure in a small boat, and various plants and leaves. There is a gold band round the base and rim, inside which there is a gold border of adjacent slanting leaves with detached strokes or buds at intervals. At the bottom thee is a floral spray. Down the back of the handle there are eight stylized gold leaves of graduated size. The interior of the saucer is decorated with the same design, differing slightly, and has a gold band round the rim.


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.


Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1815 - 1820


The pattern differs very slightly from no. 1163

School or Style

Imari style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( apricot) cobalt ( underglaze) gold
Saucer Diameter 14 cm Height 3 cm
Cup Diameter 8.2 cm Height 6 cm Width 10 cm

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: IV A 2
  • 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.38 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177369
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: IV A 2
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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