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Milk jug: C.89-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels with a pink hatched border, a dotted wavy line and floral sprigs. Pattern 173

Hybrid had-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and painted overglaze in green, pink, puce, and purple enamels. Silver shape. Decorated on the exterior below the shoulder with three different floral sprigs, one of which is a rose, alternating with three green leaves, and above with an undulating line of purple dots. The lip and rim have a pink border with a puce outlines and dotted trellis pattern, below which are pairs of alternately puce or puple dotted flowers and leavs, and three detached leavs lower down on the shoulder. The inside of the lip is banded in puce, and on the back of the handle there are dots of graduated size, a fan-shaped flower, a spot, a vertical line, and two petals on the terminal, all in puce. Pattern 173


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Height: 11 cm
Width: 11 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1790 - 1795

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( green, pink, puce, purple)

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and painted overglaze in green, pink, puce, and purple enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 173
  • Location: On handle end of base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on lable

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.89-2010
Primary reference Number: 177467
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.C.1
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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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