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Cup and saucer: C.75 & A-2010

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Maker(s)

New Hall Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Bone china, decorated with gold grape pattern on a blue ground and with bat-printed and enamelled reserves of an old man, a mother and child, and fruit. Pattern no. 1277

Bone china, decorated with an underglaze blue ground, reserves bat-printed in greyish-black, painted in pale blue, green, yellow, pink, purple, dull red, pale brown, and black enamels, and gilded. The cup is of Bute-shape with an oval ring handle. The circular saucer has shallow curved sides, and stands on a footring. The inside of the cup is decorated with a small gold sprig in the centre. The outside has two large oval reserves and one small oval reserve in an underglaze blue ground overlaid by gold bunches of grapes, vine leaves and tendrils. One large reserve is printed and painted in enamels with a mother sitting on a chair, who places her left arm round a small child standing in front of her. The other has an old man seated beside a tree stump. The small reserve is printed and painted in enamels with a bunch of grapes and a leaf. All the reserves are enclosed by a broad gold band, and there is another round the rim. The back of the handle is decorated in gold with eight stylized serrated leaves of graduated size. The saucer has a central reserve printed and painted with a young woman seated on a stool, holding a little boy on her knee, with an area of green in the foreground. Around this are three oval reserves, enclosing respectively, a bunch of grapes, a pear on a stalk with two leaves, and two strawberries on a stem with leaves, separated by three zones of underglaze blue ground overlaid by gold vine with a bunch of grapes, two leaves and tendrils . The reserves are enclosed by gold bands and there is another round the rim. Pattern no. 1277.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1815 - 1820

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black) enamel ( pale blue, green, yellow, pink, purple, dull red, pale brown, and black) cobalt ( underglaze ground) Saucer Diameter 13.8 cm Height 2.5 cm
Cup Diameter 8.1 cm Height 6 cm Width 9.8 cm

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Bone china, decorated with an underglaze blue ground, reserves bat-printed in greyish-black, painted in pale blue, green, yellow, pink, purple, dull red, pale brown, and black enamels, and gilding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: V or 1
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: IV.A.14
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.75 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177456
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: IV.A.14
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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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