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Teapot stand: C.62-2010

Object information

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 pairs of strawberries on an undulating stem. Pattern no. 285

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, painted overglaze in two tones of purplish-brown enamel, and gilded; base unglazed. Oval with sloping sides and flat centre. The centre is decorated with a purplish-brown strawberry, and a leaf on a gold stem. Round the edge there is a border of pairs of purplish-brown strawberries and leaves on an undulating gold stem with smaller gold leaves branching off it. Below the border there is a gold band with a narrower band within it, and on the rim another broad band. Pattern no. 285.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Height: 2 cm
Length: 17.3 cm
Width: 14.4 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

Upper Surface composed of glaze ( presumed lead-glaze; base unglazed)
Decoration composed of enamel ( purplish-brown) gold

Materials used in production

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, painted overglaze in two tones of purplish-brown enamel, and gilded

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: script N

  • Text: N 285
  • Location: On base at one end
  • Method of creation: Painted in purple 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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.62-2010
Primary reference Number: 177416
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.B.4
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 18 March 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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