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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in black, and painted in polychrome enamels with a Chinese scene known as 'the Window' or 'the Boy at the Window'. Pattern 425

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, transfer-printed onglaze in black, and painted in pale blue, greyish-blue, two shades of green, pink dark puce, apricot, red, and black enamels. Circular with sloping sides, contracting sharply above the footring. The interior is decorated with a black circle enclosing a Chinese figure scene known as 'the Window' or 'the Boy at the Window'. Pattern no. 425. On the left, a young woman stands beside a grey table watched by two boys, and a young man leans out of the window of a house on the right. In the background there is a red fence and a pink and dark puce landscape. Below the rim there is a border comprising oval scroll-edged reserves with an apricot ground and darker apricot splodges, and smaller round scroll-edged reserves containing a plant with a puce flower, separated by areas of pink and dark pink spotted trellis pattern. Round the edge there is a dotted red line between black lines. On the exterior the scene is repeated twice with areas of the three types of border pattern betwen them. Pattern 425.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.8 cm
Height: 7.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
Circa 1795 - 1810

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black) enamel ( pale blue, greyish-blue, two shades of green, pink dark puce, apricot, red, and black)

Materials used in production

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, thrown ?, lead-glazed, transfer-printed in black and painted in pale blue, greyish-blue, two shades of green, pink dark puce, apricot, red, and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 425
  • Location: On base beside footring
  • Method of creation: Painted in puce
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: IV.B.1
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.26-2010
Primary reference Number: 176731
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: IV.B.1
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 29 September 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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