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Milk jug: C.98-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory (Probably)




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels with floral sprays and iron-red looped threads. Pattern, no. 195, known as the 'knitting wool' patttern.

Hybrid hard-p;aste porcelain, moulded, glazed and painted overglaze in blue, green, red, puce, and purple enamels. Of silver shape, with slightly convex base. Decorated on one side with an arrangement of flowers and foliage, and with smaller sprigs below the lip and on the other side. The lip and neck are decorated with four swags formed by a red wavy and looped line enclosing a half flower, alternating with shallower swags comprising two purple half serrated leaves, an floral sprays. A narrow red line runs round the edg, and the inside of the lip and neck has a wider puce line. The back of the handle is decorated in puce with a fanh-shaped flower with dots of graduated size above, a spot and a vertical stroke velow and a V on the terminal.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.5 cm
Width: 11.5 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 1795 - 1800


This popular pattern was made by several English factories.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, red, puce, and purple)

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, slip-cast, glazed, and painted over-glaze in blue, green, red, puce, and purple enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 195
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in puce enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label with text in blue biro underlined in red

  • Text: NEW HALL/Cram Jug/Decorated to Pttern/No 195/SL no 64 c 1795
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue and red biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.98-2010
Primary reference Number: 177505
Entry form number: 1927
Old object number: I.E.4
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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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