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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, of standard 'silver shape' with circular cover, transfer-printed underglaze in blue, and painted in blue, green, pink dark pink, and red enamels with a 'Tobacco Leaf' . Pattern 272.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, slip-cast, transfer-printed underglaze in blue, and painted overglaze in blue, green, pink, dark pink, and red enamels. Of standard 'silver shape' with slightly curved spout with seven holes behind it, strap handle, and circular cover, with a flask-shaped knob with a central vent hole. Both sides are decorated with a tobacco leaf pattern comprising a red petalled flower with a blue edge and two circular solid blue flower heads flanked by large serrated blue and red leaves, with above, to the left, two linked blue rings attached to more blue and red leaves. These are interspersed with a few smaller green leaf sprays and two dark and pale pink flowers with pointed petals. On the shoulder there is a narrow border of red edged flower heads and sprays of small blue leaves, and beside the spout and the handle a sprays of an oval pink-edged flower head flanked by green leave and pink buds. Down the back of the handle there is a spray of scrolling blue foliage with a red edged oval flower in the middle, and, under, and on top of the spout, blue and red serrated leaves, the former with two linked blue rings. There is a dark pink band below the rim. The cover is decorated with three groups of red flowers and green leaves, surrounded by a border matching that on the shoulder of the pot, and there is a dark pink band round the top of the knob. Pattern 272.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.9 cm
Height: 5 ⅞ in
Length: 23.9 cm
Length: 9 ⅜ in

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1795 CE - 1800 CE


The pattern was derived from Chinese porcelain

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, pink, dark pink, and red) cobalt ( in ceramic printing pigment)
Body Height 13 cm Height 5⅛ in

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Hard-paste porcelain, slip-cast with applied handle and spout, transfer-printed underglaze in blue, and painted overglaze in blue, green, pink, dark pink, and red enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: N 272
  • Location: On base of pot at handle end
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 176711
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I B 3
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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