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Tea bowl and saucer: C.58 & A-2010

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in black and puce enamels and gilded; a border of a continuous wavy stem with black and gold leaves and puce berries. Pattern no. 280.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted overglaze in black and puce enamels, and gilded. The circular cup has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. The saucer has curved sides and stands on a footring. The cup is decorated inside with a gold star-like flowerhead, and below the rim with a border comprising a black wavy stem with tiny trefoil leaves, puce berries, and gold trefoil leaves. There is a gold band on the rim, and on the exterior below the rim and round the footring. The saucer is decorated en suite but also has a gold circle around the central star-flower. Pattern 280.


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.


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1797 - 1803

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( black and puce) gold
Saucer Diameter 13 cm Diameter 5 1/8 in Height 3.5 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 8 cm Diameter 3 1/8 in Height 5 cm Height 2 in

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on labe

  • Text: I.L.3
  • 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.58 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177408
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.L.3
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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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