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Teapot stand: C.69-2010

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in dark puce and black enamels and gold with a narrow border of leaves and rose hips. Pattern no. 478

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed and painted overglaze in black and dark puce enamels, and gilded. Oval with shallow sloping sides and flat centre; the base slightly recessed. The glaze on the base has a large number of tiny pinholes, and there are a few on the front. The stand is decorated in the centre with a gold sprig with three rose hips, and round the edge with a border comprising a continuous wavy gold spray with small gold leavs, and groups of three rose hips pointing alternatvely upwards and downwards. A gold band encircles the rim.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.6 cm
Length: 16.9 cm
Width: 14.2 cm

Relative size of this object

16.9 cm1.6 cm What does this represent?

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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 - 1810

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( black and dark puce) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, painted overglaze in black and dark puce enamels, and gilded

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 478
  • Location: On base next to edge of foot
  • Method of creation: Painted in black enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: New Hall M/pat 478 c1810/ESIDI £89
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.D.9
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.69-2010
Primary reference Number: 177451
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.D.9
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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