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Coffee cup: C.60-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory

Entities

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Description

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted with black and puce enamel, and gilded. Circular with deep slightly sloping sides, and loop handle, standing on a low footring. The interior is decorated with a gold horizontal band a short distance below the rim. On the outside there is a narrow border of black zig-zag stem with tiny trefoil leaves, gold leaves, and puce berries. There are gold bands round the footring, rim, and sides of the handle, which also has a vertical line down its back. Pattern 280.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.3 cm
Height: 6.5 cm
Width: 8.2 cm

Relative size of this object

8.2 cm6.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2009) by Keynes, W. M., Dr.

Dating

Late 18th or early 19th century
George III
Circa 1797 - 1803

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( puce and black) gilding

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on-label

  • Text: I.L.3
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in turquoise ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.60-2010
Primary reference Number: 177413
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: A.L.3
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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