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Tea bowl and saucer: C.31 & A-2010

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, transfer-printed and painted in enamels with Chinese figures outside pavilions. Pattern no. 621

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, faintly transfer-printed and painted in blue, two shades of green, bright yellow, flesh pink, apricot puce, red, brown, and purple enamels. Circular cup with deep curved sides standing on a footring. Saucer with curved sides and footring. The cup is decorated inside with a group of red grasses and round the rim with a border of adjacent dotted red circles. On the outside there are two approximately oval Chinese figure scenes separated by panels of puce trellis with a reserved oval panel over purple trellis with two circular reserves. The saucer has a circular Chinese figure scene of five ladies outside a pavilion, and a wide border of puce and purple trellis broken by three oblong reserves coloured apricot and red, and three circular reserves containing red stylized plants. Pattern 621.


History note: Unknown before testator

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.


19th Century, Early#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1800

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel
Saucer Diameter 13.6 cm Height 3 cm
Cup Diameter 9 cm Height 5.2 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, transfer-printed and painted overglaze in blue, two shades of green, bright yellow, flesh pink, apricot puce, red, brown, and purple enamels

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick on label

  • Text: New Hall/Patern 621/Tea bow & saucer/Black fading/7 1AHMD £45
  • Location: On inside of cup
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick on label

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.31 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177297
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I I 2
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Audit data

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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