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Tea bowl and saucer: C.28 & A-2010

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, transer-printed and painted in enamels with a chinese scene including a boy at a window. Pattern no. 425

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, transfer-printed overglaze in black, and painted in greyish blue, blue, green, turquoise, pink, puce, apricot, red, grey, and black enamels. The teabowl has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. The circular saucer has curved sides, an almost flat centre, and stands on a footring. The exterior of the cup is is decorated with a Chinese figure scene known as 'the Window' or 'the Boy at the Window'., repeated twice. 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. Between the scenes there is an oval scroll-edged reserves with an apricot ground and darker apricot splodges, with below it two smaller round scroll-edged reserves containing a plant with a puce flower. Above there is an area of pink and dark pink spotted trellis pattern. Below the scenes and round the top there is a narrow horizontal black line. Inside there is a red plant motif at the bottom, and round the rim, a border of joined red arrowheads between narrow horizontal black lines. The saucer has the Chinese scene in the middle surrounded by matching scroll-edged oval and circular motifs and trellis patterns, and a similar border. Pattern 425.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

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 1795 - 1800

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black) enamel ( greyish-blue, blue, green, turquoise, pink, puce, apricot, red, and grey)
Saucer Diameter 13.6 cm Height 3.5 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 8.8 cm Height 5.1 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.28 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177295
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: IV.B.1
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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