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Coffee can and saucer: C.249 & A-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Ridgway




Porcelain coffee can and saucer each decorated in grey, black, and brownish-red enamels with a Titmouse in a landscape, and gilded

Porcelain painted overglaze in black and brownish-red enamels and gilded. The cylindrical cup has a loop handle with two inward curves near the lower end. The circular saucer has deep curved sides and stands on a footrim. Both pieces are decorated with a Blue Titmouse painted in black and grey standing in a landscape painted in brownish-red. Wide gold bands encircle the edge of the saucer and top edge of the cup, and a narrower band runs round the cup’s lower edge. The base of the saucer is inscribed ‘The Blue Titmouse’, and the cup, ‘Blue Titmouse.’ in greyish-black enamel, both in a curve close to the footrim.


History note: MVS, Fort Walton Beach, Florda, from whom purchased on 12 June 1994 by Christopher Hogwood, CBE, Cambridge (1941-2014); sold by the executors

Legal notes

From the Collection of Christopher Hogwood. Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Place(s) associated

  • Hanley ⪼ 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
Production date: circa AD 1810

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( brownish-red, grey, black) gold
Saucer Diameter 14.2 cm Height 3 cm
Cup Diameter 6.7 cm Height 6 cm Width 8.7 cm
Cup Handle

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 1052/bis
  • 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.249 & A-2015
Primary reference Number: 201342
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 19 May 2015 Updated: Tuesday 29 November 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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