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Bowl: C.95-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels with floral sprays and iron-red looped threads. Pattern no. 195, known as the 'knitting wool' pattern

Hybrid had-paste porcelain, painted overglaze in blue, green, red, puce, and purple enamels. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring. The inside is decorated with a central floral sprig, and round the upper part of the sides with four swags formed by a red wavy and looped line alternating with a shallower swag formed by two puce serrated leaves and floral sprays. A red band runs round the top edge. On the outside there is one large floral spray and three different smaller ones. Pattern no 195 known as the 'knitting wool' pattern.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.3 cm

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 1795 - 1800


This is a very common pattern which was also produced by other factories, including Turner, Minton, and Liverpool Herculaneum.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( green, blue, red, puce and purple)
Rim Diameter 12 cm
Footring Diameter 6.1 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, probably thrown, glazed, and painted overglaze in green, blue, red puce and purple enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 195
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.E.4
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.95-2010
Primary reference Number: 177504
Entry form number: 1297
Old object number: I.E.4
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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