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Coffee cup: C.70-2010

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


New Hall Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue and gilded. Cylindrical with a circular ring handle. Decorated on the outside with a gold band round the rim, and a broad border of stylized blue and gold oak leaves and acorns, on a gold stem with smaller gold leaves and tendrils, with a broad and a narrow gold horizontal band below. There is a further gold band round the lower edge, and a vertical line down the back of the handle. Pattern no. 524


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequst, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.2 cm
Height: 6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 18th Century
George III
Circa 1800 - 1810

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt ( painted underglaze) gold Cup Width 6.8 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze Hybrid hard-paste

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: f
  • Location: On base near footring
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Painter's mark

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.A.1
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.70-2010
Primary reference Number: 177414
Entry form: 1027
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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