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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Bone china painted in enamels with a shell, seaweed and flowers, Pattern no. 1045

Bone china, glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, yellowish-green, yellow, pale orange, dark puce, iron-red, and black enamels. The glaze on the vase of the saucer has the appearance of orange peel, and is lightly speckled. The Bute-shape cup has an oval ring handle. The circular saucer has shallow curved sides and stands on a low footring. The cup is decorated inside on its base with three red leaves on a stem, and below the rim with a narrow border of pairs of red circles enclosing a stroke, alternating with a horizontal green line with two red dots above and below. A pale orange band encircles the rim. On each side of the exterior there is a large yellow shell surrounded by blue, and red stylized flowers, two with black centres, and green sea weed. On the back of the handle there is a puce leaf with a vertical line below it, and two spots on the terminal. The saucer has the same border and shell motif in the middle, surrounded by four wavy red stems with four green spots on either side of each, and four tiny red sprigs between them.


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 1815 - 1820


Bone china was introduced at New Hall about 1812.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, yellowish-green, yellow, orange, dark puce, red, and black)
Saucer Diameter 14 cm Height 2.8 cm
Cup Diameter 8.3 cm Height 5.8 cm Width 10.3 cm

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Bone china, glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, yellowish-green, yellow, orange, dark puce, red, and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: New/Hall within two concentric circles
  • Location: On base of saucer near footring
  • Method of creation: Printed faintly in red
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.G.2
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.72 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177453
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.G.2
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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