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Coffee cup and saucer: C.49 & A-2010

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in gold and pale tan enamel with feathers and scrolls. Pattern 142

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted overglaze in pale tan enamel, and gilded. The cup has a scalloped rim, deep sides reeded on the exterior, a loop handle, and stands on a footring. The circular saucer has curved sides and stands on a footring. The cup is decorated inside with a horizontal gold band a little way below the rim, which is gilded. On the outside at the top it has a border of undulating tan feathers interlaced by an undulating line of gold dots, with a larger spot at alternate junctions with the feather, There is a gold band below, and another round the footring. There are gold lines down both sides of the handles, and a vertical gold line down its back. The saucer has a gold floral spray in the centre, surround by a gold circle, and round the outer edge, a similar border.


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.


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1787 - 1792


The saucer may be a marriage as it has smooth sides rather than fluted to match the cup.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( pale brown) gold
Saucer Diameter 12.9 cm Height 3 cm
Cup Diameter 6.5 cm Height 6.6 cm Width 8 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in pale tan enamel and gilded

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.D.3
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.49 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177381
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.D.3
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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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