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Tea bowl: C.19-2010

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels with three Chinese figures, around a tilted table; inside border of red scallops. Pattern no. 157.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, puce, dull red, and black enamels. The bowl is circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring. On one side of the exterior there is a Chinese scene with one seated and two standing Chinese men. The one on the left holds a parasol, and the one on the right is standing beside a table with a potted plant on it. On each side there is a flowering plant. On the opposite side there is a group of fan-shaped plants on a small area of grass. In the bottom of the cup there is a puce bud and two leaves, and round the rim, a red line with a red scalloped line below it. Pattern no.157.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.2 cm
Diameter: 3¼ in
Height: 4.6 cm
Height: 1¾ 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 - 1790

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Hybrid hard-paste

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, probably thrown, painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, puce, dull red, and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IV.B.4
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.19-2010
Primary reference Number: 176717
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: IV.B.4
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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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