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Bowl: C.20-2010

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New Hall Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels, with Chinese figures including a boy with a butterfly. Pattern no. 421.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, thrown, glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, green, turquoise, pink, puce, flesh-pink, red, brown, and black enamels. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring. The inside is decorated in the middle with a Chinese boy trying to catch a butterfly with a fence and bushes in the background, and round the rim there are two narrow red lines with below, at intervals, six inverted hearts with a circle below each. On one side of the exterior, is a boy trying to catch a butterfly, and a man with flowering trees and bushes, and on the other side, a woman holding a sceptre with a fence, a small tree, and bushes behind her. Pattern 421.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.3 cm
Diameter: 6⅛ in
Height: 7.3 cm
Height: 2 ⅞ in

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


End of 18th or early 19th century
George III
Circa 1795 - 1805

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, turquoise, pink, puce, flesh-pink, red, brown, and black)

Materials used in production

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

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, probably thrown, glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, green, turquoise, pink, puce, flesh-pink, red, brown, and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 421
  • Location: On base near footring
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.20-2010
Primary reference Number: 176719
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.H.2
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 June 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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