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Coffee cup and saucer: C.63 & A-2010

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted in two-tone purplish-brown enamel with strawberry leaves and pairs of strawberries on an undulating gold stem. Pattern no. 285.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, glazed, painted overglaze in two tones of purplish-brown enamel, and gilded. The cup has deep almost straight sides, curving inwards slightly at the footring, and having a loop handle. The circular saucer has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. The cup is decorated on the outside at the top with a border of pairs of two-tone purplish-brown strawberries alternating with a single leaf, on an undulating gold stem with smaller gold leaves branching off it. Below there a horizontal gold band, with a very narrow one below, and there iare further bands round the rim and base. The back of the handle is decorated with a few gold tiny dots and four stylized gold trefoil leaves.The saucer has one purplish-brown strawberry and a leaf on a gold stem in the centre, and a similar border around the edge.


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-19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1797 - 1803

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( purplish-brown) gold
Sucer Diameter 13 cm
Cup Diameter 6.3 cm Height 6.5 cm Width 8.4 cm
Saucer Height 3.4 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.B.4
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.63 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177417
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.B.4
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Audit data

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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