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Coffee can: C.18-1996

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Spode
Production: Howitt, Samuel (After)




Bone china, bat-printed in dark grey enamel with two hounds attacking a pheasant, and gilt.

Bone china with clear glaze, bat-printed in dark grey and gilt. Cylindrical with a recessed base and ear-shaped handle. Decorated on the side opposite to the handle with two hounds attacking a pheasant. There is one gilt band round the lower edge, 3 mm up from the base, and a narrow band and a broad band round the rim. The outside of the handle is decorated with a long stylised leaf with serrated edges, and a trefoil leaf at the top.


History note: Webb, Muriel Elizabeth

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Muriel Elizabeth Webb

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.3 cm
Width: 8.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1996-06-10) by Webb, M. E., Mrs


19th Century, Early#
Circa 1810 CE - 1820 CE


The design is pattern 557.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( dark grey) gold
Rim Diameter 6.5 cm

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, bat-printed in dark grey and gilded
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18-1996
Primary reference Number: 40664
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 September 2019 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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