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Teapot: C.61 & A-2010

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in two-tones of purplish-brown and gold with strawberry leaves and berries on an undulating stem. Pattern no. 285.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, painted in two-tones of purplish-brown enamel, and gilded. Of oval ogee form with loop handle, and low domed cover with a an oval knob rising to a point in the middle. The pot has ten holes forming an ellipse surrounding one hole behind the spout, and two holes in the top of the cover, one concealed by the knob on the exterior. The pot is decorated below the shoulder on the widest part with a border of brown strawberries and leaves on a gold stem with smaller gold leaves branching off it. Above and below there is a broad gold band. There are two large and two small arrangements of gold stylized foliage on the shoulder, and a gold band round the rim and round the foot. The spout is decorated on either side with a gold scroll and foliage motif, a vertical line on its underside, and a stylized lieaf and dots on its top, and a band round the tip. There are gold lines down the sides of the handle and a vertical line down its back. The cover is decorated to match, and on its knob has nine swirling gold lines radiating from the point. Pattern 285.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.5 cm
Length: 24.5 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#
George III
Circa 1797 - 1803

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( brown) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: script N

  • Text: N 285
  • Location: On base at spout end
  • Method of creation: Painted in pale purplish-brown enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.B.4
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.61 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177415
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.B.4
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 18 March 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 11 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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