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Cup and saucer: C.39 & A-2010

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Bone china, painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in pale apricot-pink enamel and gold in Imari style with an Oriental landscape in which are buildings, a bridge with a fisherman on it, and another figure in the foreground. Pattern no. 1163

Bone china, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in apricot-pink enamel, and gilded. The cup is of Bute shape with oval ring handle. The saucer is circular with curved sides, standing on a footring. The cup is decorated on the exterior with an Oriental landscape with buildings on the left and right, a man standing fishing on a bridge, a man in a boat, and a larger man in the middle. Inside below the rim there is a continuous horizontal spray of leaves in gold. There is a gold band round the rim, and six stylized leaves down the back of the handle. The interior of the saucer is decorated to match the exterior of the cup and has a gold band round the rim. Pattern 1163.


History note: Unknown before donor

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


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt ( painted underglaze) enamel ( pale apricot pink) gold
Saucer Diameter 14.5 cm Height 3.5 cm
Cup Diameter 8.5 cm Height 6 cm Width 10.5 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1163
  • Location: On base of cup and saucer close to the footring
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: circular white paper stick on label

  • Text: IV.A.6
  • 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.39 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177370
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: IV.A.6
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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