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Cup and saucer: C.251 & A-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Machin & Bagguley
Factory: Machin & Co.




Bone china tea cup and saucer of London shape, painted overglaze in polychrome enamels with stylized flowers and foliage

Bone china, painted in turquoise-green, green, yellow, pink, dark pink, and purple enamels. The cup is of London shape. The saucer has deep sloping sides and stands on a footring. The exterior of the cup is painted with a wide horizontal band of flowers and foliage, comprising three repeats of a pansy, a pink bud, and a large open pink flower with three curved rows of black stamens on a wavy stem with turquoise-green and green pointed leaves. There is a dark pink line below, and a stroke down the back of the handel. The sides of the saucer are decorated with a matching border edged at the bottom by a dark pink circle, and has a sprig of three leaves in the centre. Pattern no. 354


History note: Rosenberg (John and Paul), Moorabool Antique Galleries, 200 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220 (established 1958), , from whom purchased on 16 July 1998 by Christopher Hogwood, CBE, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2015-04-27) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


19th Century, Early#
George III
George IV
Circa 1815 CE - 1825 CE


A pattern very like this one was produced at the New Hall factory

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( turquoise-green, green, yellow, pink, dark pink, and purple)
Saucer Diameter 14.5 cm Height 3 cm
Cup Diameter 8.9 cm Height 6.8 cm Width 10.6 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: on the saucer this is not closed and looks rather like a short j or 6

  • Text: o
  • Location: On cup and saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in turquoise enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: rectangular white paper loose label printed in black

  • Text: Machin London shape/cup & saucer with colourful/pattern no 354/This pattern was made at/other factories including New/Hall/Ref Staff Porc Pl 326/Circa 1815 $ 285/1367.5 vsf/Moorabool Antique Galleries/200 Moorabool Street Geelong 3220/Established 1958’
  • Location: Loose on the saucer
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: S/10/Machin/c/S PN 354/$ 285 VSF/MAG
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 1307/bis
  • Location: On base of cup and base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.251 & A-2015
Primary reference Number: 201341
Old object number: 1307 bis
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 19 May 2015 Updated: Tuesday 25 June 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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