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Milk jug: C.86-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels with a floral pattern including a basket, and an undulating stippled border. Pattern no. 171

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and painted overglaze in green, puice, purple, and red enamels. Of obconical form standing on a circular foot. Decorated on both sides with a basket of flowers, and on the shoulder with three green sprigs. Below the rim there is an undulating border of closely set purple dots. Inside the lip and rim there is a border of a row of purple dots between two red lines. The top of the handle is decorated with eight puce dots of graduated size, and on its back there is a fan-shaped puce flower, a vertical stroke, and a semi-circle on the terminal. Pattern no. 171.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest 2009

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.5 cm
Height: 4½ in
Width: 10.8 cm
Width: 4¼ in

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1790 - 1795


The pattern was derived from Chinese export porcelain

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( green, puce, purple, and red)
Foot Diameter 5.4 cm Diameter 2⅛ in

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and painted overglaze n green, puce, purple, and red enamels

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.E.1
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Had-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.86-2010
Primary reference Number: 177464
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.E.1
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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