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Coffee cup and saucer: C.66 & A-2010

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted iunderglaze in blue, overglaze in red enamel, and gold with foliage and berries. Pattern, no. 372

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in red enamel, and gilded. Cylindrical coffee can with loop handle. Circular saucer with curved sides, standing on a footring. The cup is decorated on the exterior with a blue tree, with foliage dotted in blue and red, and with two bunches of red berries, and gold tendrils, repeated on the other side. Inside there are two gold branches, each with two dotted leaves, and two bunches of red berries. There are gold bands round the rim and base and the back of the handle is gilded. The saucer has a central gold-edged medallion containing a plant, surrounded by the pattern on the exterior of the cup. The edge is encircled by a gold band. Pattern no. 372.


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 1795 - 1800

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt ( painted underglaze) enamel ( red) gold
Saucer Diameter 13.6 cm Height 3.1 cm
Cup Diameter 6.8 cm Height 5.9 cm Width 8.8 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 372
  • Location: On base of saucer near footring
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: III.F.2
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.66 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177386
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: III.F.2
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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