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Cup and saucer: C.76 & A-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Bone china, bat-printed onglaze and painted in yellow, green, red, purple, and brown enamels, and gilded. Pattern no. 984

Bone china, bat-printed onglaze in pale purple, painted over in yellow, green, red, brown, pale and dark purple enamels, and gilded. The Bute-shape cup has an oval ring handle. The circular saucer has curved sides and stands on a footring. Inside the cup there is a central gold sprig with two leaves and a bud, and a horizontal gold band 1.6 cm below the rim. On one side of the exterior there is a vignette of a cottage in a landscape, and on the other side, a different cottage with a standing cow, a cow lying down, and a sheet grazing in the foreground. There are gold bands round the base and rim, and on the back of the handle, six stylzied leaves of graduated size. The saucer is decorated with a larger vignette of a landscape with a man wearing a red coat driving five sheep towards a farmhouse with a tree behind it and another on the right. There is a gold band 1.6 cm below the rim and another on the edge. Pattern 984.


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 1815 - 1820


Bone china was introduced at New Hall about 1812

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( b) enamel ( pale and dark purple, green, yellow, red) gold
Saucer Diameter 13.9 cm Height 3 cm
Cup Diameter 8.3 cm Height 6 cm cm Width 9.8 cm

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: New/Hall within a double circle
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Printed faintly in red
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: a narrow cross or V
  • Location: Near footring on base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in pale purple
  • Type: Painter's mark

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.D.11
  • 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.76 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177458
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.D.11
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Audit data

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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