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Slop bowl: C.15-2010

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Current Location: In storage


New Hall Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, printed underglaze in blue, and painted in enamels with 'Tobacco leaf'. Pattern 272.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, thrown, printed underglaze in blue, and painted overglaze in green, puce,and red enamels. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring. Decorated in the centre with a polychrome arrangement of leaves and flowers, and round the rim with a border of blue scrolling foliage with eight red flowers at intervals with a blue line above and below. On the outside there are two blue rings, and a spray of blue and red serrated leaves, and small puce buds on green stems, and a large red flower flanked by sprays of red and blue serrated leaves and puce flowers on green stems. Pattern 272.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15 cm
Diameter: 5 15/16 in
Height: 7.5 cm
Height: 3 in

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 1795 CE - 1800 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, dark pink, and red) cobalt ( in underglaze ceramic printing pigment)

Materials used in production

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

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, thrown, transfer-printed underglaze in blue, and painted overglaze in blue, green, dark pink, and red enamels

Inscription or legends present

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.15-2010
Primary reference Number: 176713
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: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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