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Milk Jug from Alveston Tea Set: M.8.3-2009

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Milk Jug from Alveston Tea Set


Factory: Old Hall Tableware Ltd
Designer: Welch, Robert




Stainless steel

Stainless steel. The jug has a narrow circular base from which the sides slope outwards and then vertically to meet the narrow sloping shoulder. It has a small lip, and a triangular ribbon handle which rises above the level of the shoulder.


History note: Purchased by the donor in Oxford about 1970

Legal notes

Given by Dr Allan Walton

Measurements and weight

Height: 6 cm
Width: 13.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Walsall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, third quarter#
Elizabeth II
Circa 1965 CE - 1970 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Body Diameter 8.7 cm

Materials used in production

Stainless steel

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white card label printed with a circular Union Jack with a reserve in the middle for the name of the firm, and a white border

  • 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 a white ground
  • Type: Tie-on label

Inscription present: triangular stick-on paper label quartered in black and silver, with the first two words in black in the top left silver quarter and the other words on the lower right silver quarter

  • Text: steel appeal and selected for the/DESIGN/CENTRE/LONDON
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and silver
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white stick on label

  • Text: 898/CJ/£18.75/6-11114
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black biro
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8.3-2009
Primary reference Number: 169669
Entry form number: 1033
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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