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Coffee cup and saucer: C.111 & A-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory (Possibly)




Hybrid porcelain, painted in blue, green, yellow, red and black enamels with floral sprigs and black fronds scattered overall, and blue rim. Pattern no. 24.

Hybrid hard paste porcelain, glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, and black enamels. The cup is a greyish-cream-colour, and the saucer white. The cylindrical cup or can has a slightly recessed base and a circular ring handle. The circular saucer (A) has sloping sides and recessed base. The cup is decorated on the outside with ten vertical rows of a multicolour stylized floral sprig alternating with a fronds, There is a blue band below and another on the rim. The saucer has a multicoloured sprig in the centre and twelve rows of alternating sprigs and fronds. A blue band encircles the rim.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1790 - 1800


Attribution uncertain. The pattern on this coffee cup and saucer resembles New Hall pattern no. 911 but not exactly. The pattern number 24 could indicate that it was from another factory, as pattern numbers below 50 are rare on New Hall.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, red, and black)
Saucer Diameter 13.7 cm Height 3.2 cm
Cup Diameter 6.3 cm Height 6.5 cm Width 8.2 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: o of No is raised with dot below it

  • Text: No. 24
  • Location: On base near footring of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in black enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: the first letter could be an f or a very shallow capital N with o attached.

  • Text: f. 24. or slanting No.24
  • Location: On base of cup near footrim
  • Method of creation: Painted in black enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.B.2
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.111 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177531
Entry form number: 1297
Old object number: I.B.2
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 September 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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