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Coffee can: C.17-1996

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Wedgwood




Bone china transfer-printed in greyish-black, painted in grey and a little yellowish-brown enamel with Chinese Tigers, and gilt.

Bone china transfer-printed in greyish-black, painted in grey and a little yellowish-brown enamel, and gilt. Cylindrical with recessed base and plain loop handle. The sides are decorated with the 'Chinese Tigers' pattern with two beasts together on one side and another holding a ball (pearl) in its mouth on the other. There is a gilt band round the rim and an elongated stylised leaf with serrated edges down the handle.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Muriel Elizabeth Webb

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.4 cm
Width: 8.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1813

School or Style

Oriental style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( greysh-black, grey, yellowish-brown) ceramic printing colour gold
Rim Diameter 6.5 cm

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china transfer-printed in greyish-black, painted in grey and a little yellowish-brown enamel, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Method of creation: Printed in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.17-1996
Primary reference Number: 41218
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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