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Coffee can: C.79-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain bat-printed in black with a landscape on one side, and a barn or house on the other, with gold bands round the rim and lower part

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, bat-printed onglaze in grey-black, and gilded. Cylindrical coffee can with ring handle. Decorated on one side with a landscape with trees and rocks, and on the other with a small barn or cottage flanked by trees. The former has a slightly yellowish tinge to the black round the lower part of the design. There is a gold band round the base, and round the rim there is a borader gold band with a narrow band immediately below it.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7 cm
Height: 6.5 cm
Width: 9 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 19th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1810

School or Style

Picturesque, the

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( grey-black)

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, glazed, bat-printed in grey-black, and gilded

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.D.7
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.79-2010
Primary reference Number: 177461
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.D.7
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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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