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Milk jug: C.97-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: uncertain (Probably)




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

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, green, red, puce, and purple enamels. Of obconical form with loop handle and circular, stepped, foot. One side of the jug is decorated with a large floral spray, and there are different smaller sprays below the lip and on the other side. Round the exterior of the lip and neck, there is a border comprising four swags formed by a red wavy and looped line, enclosing a half flower, alternating with shallower swags formed by two puce half serrated leaves, and two floral sprays. A narrow red line runs found the edge, and on the inside of the lip and neck there is a broader puce line. On the exterior of the handle there is a puce fan-shaped flower with six dots of graduated size above, a vertical stroke below, and a curved line on the lower end.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.1 cm
Width: 11.2 cm

Relative size of this object

11.2 cm11.1 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1795 - 1800


This form and pattern of milk jug was produced at New Hall, but this one may be from another factory. (see Documentation)

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.E.4
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.97-2010
Primary reference Number: 177509
Entry form number: 1297
Old object number: I.E.4
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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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