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Milk jug: C.38-2017

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New Hall Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in red and purple enamels, and gilded. Pattern no. 317

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain moulded, painted overglaze in red and purple enamels, and gilded. Of silver-shape with sloping panelled sides, an upward curving lip rising from the shoulder, and high loop handle. Below the shoulder there is a wide border of gold and red flowers with purple leaves with a narrow horizontal band below and a wider band above. On each side of the shoulder there is a gold sprig, and below the lip an arrangement of stylized gold foliage. A gold line runs around the upper edge and down both sides of the handle and another encircles the inside of the upper edge, then joins at the back to run down the centre of the handle. Another gold band encircles the body a little way up from the lower edge. The glaze on the base of the interior is speckled with grey.


History note: Unknown before Kennth Henry Bolton; his widow, Hazel E. Bolton

Legal notes

Given by Hazel E. Bolton in memory of her late husband, Kenneth Henry Bolton

Measurements and weight

Height: 11 cm
Length: 11.6 cm

Relative size of this object

11.6 cm11 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • New Hall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2017-11-20) by Bolton, Hazel Elizabeth, Mrs


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1790 CE - 1800 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( red and purple) gold Base Length 6 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing Moulding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 317
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in purple enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 16.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: Patt 317
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black biro
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.38-2017
Primary reference Number: 222896
Entry Form Number: 1338
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 28 November 2017 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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