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Milk jug: C.44-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Bone china painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in iron red, two shades of green and gold lotus or peony pattern. Pattern no. 1411.

Bone china, press-moulded, painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in iron red, two shades of green, and gold . London-shape with angular handle. Decorated on the exterior sides with shaped panels, altenately blue with an iron red lotus flower and gold leaves, and white with smaller red flowers, green leaves and gold tendrils. Above and below there is a gold band. The neck is plain with a gold band round the rim, the inside of which is decorated with a continuous spray of gold leaves with underglaze blue berries at regular intervals. On the back of the handle there are six fern-like leaves of graduated size. Pattern 1411.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Height: 10 cm
Length: 14.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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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
Production date: circa AD 1815

School or Style

Imari style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel cobalt gold

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, moulded, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in iron-red, two shades of green, and gilded

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1411
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: IV.A.10
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.44-2010
Primary reference Number: 177375
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: IV.A.10
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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