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Cup and saucer: C.40 & A-2010

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Bone china, painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in enamels, and gilded in Imari style with a landscape with buildings and a crouching tiger. Pattern no. 1214

Bone china, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in pale apricot and red enamels, and gilded. Bute shape cup with oval ring handle. Circular saucer with curved sides, standing on a footring. The exterior pf the cup is decorated with an Oriental landscape in which are a tree, a group of buildings, a bird perching in a tree branch, and a tiger lying down in front of a rock covered in daisy-like flowers. There is a gold band round the base and rim, inside which is a border of slanting leaves and pairs of berries with a narrow and a wider band above and below. The back of the handle is decorated with five stylized leaves of graduated size. The saucer is decorated with a different version of the design with the tiger lying down on the left below the tree, and with a matching border. Pattern 1214.


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 cobalt gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

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

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: IV.A.4
  • Location: On base of cup and saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.40 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177371
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: IV.A.4
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 12 December 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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