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Coffee can and saucer: C.68 & A-2010

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in dark puce and black enamels, and gold with a narrow border of leaves and rose hips. Pattern no. 478

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted overglaze in dark puce and black enamels, and gilded. The cylindrical coffee can has circular ring handle, and a slightly recessed base. The saucer is circular with curved sides, and stands on a footring.. The glaze on the base of the inside of the cup and on its exterior base is rather speckled, as are some parts of the interior of the saucer, and its base. The cup is decorated round the top with a wavy gold stem bearing small gold leaves, and dark puce and black rose hips in groups of three, alternately pointing upwards and downwards. There are gold bands round the lower edge and rim, and a vertical line down the back of the handle terminating in an arrowhead. The suacer is decorated in the centre with a small gold sprig with three rose hips, and round the rim edge with a border similar to the cup. A gold band encircles the rim. Pattern no. 478


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.


19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1800 - 1810

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( black and dark puce) gold
Suacer Diameter 14.2 cm
Cup Diameter 6.7 cm Height 6.2 cm Width 9 cm
Saucer Height 3.2 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted overglaze in dark puce and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.D.9
  • Location: On base of each piece
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.68 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177450
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.D.9
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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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