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Hot Water Jug and Cover from Alveston Teaset: M.8.2 & A-2009

Object information

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Hot Water Jug and Cover from Alveston Teaset


Factory: Old Hall Tableware Ltd




Stainless steel

Stainless steel of 18/8 gauge. Circular body sloping outwards from the base and then vertically to meet the sloping shoulder. It has an upward-tilting slightly curved spout and a triangular ribbon handle which rises above the body. The shallow circular cover has a shallow funnel-shaped knob.


History note: Purchased new by the donor in Oxford about 1970

Legal notes

Given by Dr Allan Walton

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm
Width: 19.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Walsall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009-10-12) by Walton, Allan


Third quarter of 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Circa 1965 CE - 1970 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Box composed of cardboard
Body Diameter 10.8 cm

Materials used in production

Stainless steel

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: within a rectangular outline

  • Text: DESIGNED BY R WELCH/Old Hall/18/8 stainless steel
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: circular, printed with a circular Union Jack with a central reserve for the name of the firm, and a white border on which the rest of the text is printed

  • Text: 'The best you can give. Or get./Old Hall/England
  • Location: Attached to handle on arrival
  • Method of creation: Printed in red, blue, and black on white ground
  • Type: Tie-on label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8.2 & A-2009
Primary reference Number: 169662
Entry form number: 1033
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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