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Tea cup: C.9-2010

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Object information

Maker(s)

New Hall Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain transfer-printed underglaze blue with ‘Emerging Boats’ or ‘Two Ducks’ pattern.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, transfer-printed underglaze in blue. Bute shape cup with ring handle. The cup is decorated with a continuous Chinese landscape known as 'Emerging Boats, or Two Ducks pattern : from right to left, a group of buildings, a tree, a trellis fence, a river or lake with two small boats, two ducks in the foreground, and emerging from behind the fence, a man in a boat travelling to the left towards a pagoda on the opposite bank; emerging from behind it is another man fishing from a boat, and in the middle, a house and tree on an island and in the distance two mountains.There is a horizontal gold band below the scene and on the rim. Inside the cup there is a border of trellis pattern, and flower heads within C scrolls. Down the back of the handle there is a vertical gold line.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.7 cm
Width: 10.5 cm

Relative size of this object

10.5 cm5.7 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1805 CE - Circa 1810 CE

Note

This pattern is known as the 'Emerging Boats' or 'Ducks' pattern.

School or Style

Chinese

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue ( ceramic printing colour) Cup Diameter 8.3 cm. cm
Handle

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing Moulding

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick on label

  • Text: I.K.2
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in turquoise ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9-2010
Primary reference Number: 176639
Old object number: I.K.2
Entry form number: 1027
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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