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Coffee can

Coffee can

  • Place of origin:

    Burslem (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1810 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Machin & Co. (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bone-china, painted with gold and iron-red

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Helen Woolley

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 2

Physical description

Coffee can; cylindrical cup with ring-shaped handle. Bone-china painted with wheatsheaf borders in gold and iron-red, and marked with the pattern number '174'.

Place of Origin

Burslem (made)


ca. 1810 (made)


Machin & Co. (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Bone-china, painted with gold and iron-red

Marks and inscriptions

Shape registration number; painted; paint


Height: 6 cm approx.

Object history note

Formerly owned by Arthur Lane, Keeper of Ceramics at the V&A.

Descriptive line

Coffee can, cylindrical cup with ring-shaped handle, bone-china painted with wheatsheaf borders, Machin & Co., England (Staffordshire), ca. 1810


Bone china

Subjects depicted





Ceramics Collection

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