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Tea bowl and saucer: C.71 & A-2010

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

uncertain (Factory)

Description

Cream bone china, with silver (platinum) lustre and red berry pattern border

Cream bone china (probably), with very slightly blue tinged glaze, painted overglaze in red enamel and in silver (platinum) lustre. The tea bowl has deep curved sides, and stands on a footring. The circular saucer has curved sides and a footring. The cup is decorated on the outside with a border comprising three rows of silver lustre arrowheads with red dots in the paces, with below, a horizontal silver line, and a continuous silver stem with pairs of tiny red berries at intervals . Silver bands encircle the foot, and rim. The saucer has a silver lustre circle in the centre and a border to match the cup.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1812 CE - 1820 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( red) platinum lustre Saucer Diameter 13.7 cm Height 3.4 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 8.3 cm Height 5 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze, slightly blue Glaze probably Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Bone china (probably) with slightly blue tinted glaze, painted in red enamel, and silver (platinum) lustre

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: N or 2
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

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

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.71 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177452
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: VII.A.2
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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