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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels with a basket of flowers, and undulating stippled border. Pattern no. 171

Hybrid hyard-paste porcelain painted overglaze in green, puce, pale mauve, and red enamels. The teapot is of silver-shape with a facetted spout and loop handle. The circular almost flat cover (A) has a vase-shaped pierced finial . The oval stand (B) is shaped to match the outline of the pot, and has sloping sides and a flat base; which is unglazed on the underside. The glaze on the front is rather speckly particularly near the top edge. The pot is decorated on both sides with a basket of flowers surrounded by four green sprigs and four larger floral sprigs. Below the shoulder there is an undulating red dotted line. On the shoulder there is a green sprig at either end, and following the curvature of the edge, a row of mauve dots between two red lines. There is a puce half flower and a row of dots on the top of the spout, and a row of dots under it, those in the middle larger than those at the ends. On the top of the handle there is a row of puce dots, and down is back, a fan-shaped flower, a vertical stroke, and a V on the terminal. The cover is decorated with a wreath of floral sprigs and a matching border. The top of the finial is decorated with puce strokes. The stand is decorated with one basket of flowers, floral sprigs and matching borders. Pattern 171.


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.


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1790 - 1795


This was a very popular pattern also produced by other factories.

Components of the work

Teapot And Top Of St composed of glaze ( presumed lead-glaze; base of stand unglazed)
Decoration composed of enamel
Stand Height 1.9 cm Length 18.5 cm Width 14.7 cm
Teapot Height 14.5 cm Length 23.3 cm Width 12.2 cm

Materials used in production

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: N 171
  • Location: On spout end of base of teapot
  • Method of creation: Painted in puce enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: New Hall M/c1810/EUQ12.7 £135
  • Location: On base of stand
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: E looks like back to front 3

  • Text: I.E.1
  • 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.83 & A-B-2010
Primary reference Number: 177462
Entry form number: 1027
Old object number: I.E 1
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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