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Tea bowl and saucer: C.65 & A-B-2010

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New Hall Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in puce enamel and gold with undulating leafy stem and puce flowers and bud. Pattern no. 318.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted overglaze in puce enamel, and gilded. The tea bowl has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. The saucer (A) has curved sides, a wide central area, and stands on footring. The coffee cup (B) has deep almost straight sides curving inwards slightly at the footring, and a loop handle.The tea bowl is decorated in the middle with a gold spray with two different puce flowers. Round the upper edge is a border comprising a continuous wavy gold spray of leaves with a small and a larger puce flower repeated at intervals. Below there is a wavy horizontal gold line and on the rim a plain gold band. On the exterior there is a horizontal gold band below the rim, and another round the footring. The saucer is decorated to match. The coffee cup is decorated on the outside with the same border and gold bands on the rim and footring. On the back of the handle here are three gold stylized leaf sprigs. Pattern no. 318.


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.


Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1800 - 1805

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( puce) gold Saucer Diameter 13.5 cm Height 3 cm
Coffee Cup Diameter 6.5 cm Height 6.5 cm Width 8.6 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 8.8 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 porcleain, glazed, painted overglaze in puce enamel, and gilded

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: New Hall/Pat 318/£89
  • Location: On base of tea bowl
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.A.3
  • Location: On base of each piece
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.65 & A-B-2010
Primary reference Number: 177418
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.A.3
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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