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Tea bowl and saucer: C.5 & A-2010

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New Hall Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, glazed and gilded. Pattern no. 198

Hybrid-hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and painted in gold.The circular cup has deep, slightly ogee, ribbed sides, and a lightly scalloped rim, and stands on a footring. The saucer has a lightly scalloped edge, deep curved sides, and stands on a footging. The cup is decorated with a central stylized floral spray, and a border below the rim, comprising a continuous stem of stylzied foliage, a horizontal band, and alternating pairs and sing motifs made up of three dots with a narrow trefoil or fleur-de-lys above. There are gold bands round the rim, a short distance below it, and on the footring. The saucer is decorated en suite but without bands on the exterior. Pattern no. 198.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2009) by Keynes, W. M., Dr.


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1787 CE - Circa 1792 CE


The cup and saucer are a matched pair selected from a number of pieces of the same pattern in the bequest, some of which probably belonged to the same set.. The pattern is number 198, but is not marked on the pieces. Pattern numbers are rarely found on New Hall cups and saucers.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold Saucer Diameter 13.4 cm Height 3.3 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 8.6 cm Height 5.4 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze; except footring Glaze Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and decorated with painted gilding.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick on label

  • Text: F.III.1
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick on label

  • Text: I.J. 1
  • Location: On base of tea bowl
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in turquoise ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 176636
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.J.1
Old object number: III.F.1
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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