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Tea bowl: C.18-2010

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels with two Chinese figures in a garden with a fence and a flower in a vase; inside border red with groups of four blue dots. Pattern no. 20.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted overglaze in blue, two shades of green, yellow dark puce, red, and black enamels. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring. The exterior is decorated with a Chinese garden scene. Standing in front of a red fence is man wearing a long yellow gown with a blue collar and puce tie, holding a red sunshade, and a boy wearing yellow trousers, and a blue and puce tunic, who holds a red child's windmill in his left hand, and a flower on a stem in his right. On the left of the man is a flowering plant and to the right of the boy, a flower in a red vase. On the other side of the cup there is a plant growing on a small area of lawn. The bottom of the interior is decorated with a black and green a sprig, and round the rim is a border of puce scallops, a narrow red wavy line, and groups of four blue dots at regular intervals. Pattern no. 20.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.2 cm
Diameter: 3⅛ in
Height: 5 cm
Height: 2 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 1785 CE - 1795 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, red, puce, purple and black)

Materials used in production

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

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, thrown (or possibly jiggered?) painted in blue, green, yellow, red, puce, purple and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: IV.B.3
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18-2010
Primary reference Number: 176716
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: IV B 3
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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