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Tea bowl and saucer: C.93 & A-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 hard-paste porcelain, painted in blue, two shades of green, red, puce, and purple enamels. The tea bowl has deep curved sides and stands on a narrow footring. The circular saucer has curved sides and stands on a footring. The inside of the bowl is decorated with a central puce floral sprig, and round the upper part with four swags formed by a red wavy and looped line, enclosing a half flower by the rim, alternating with shallower swags formed by two half serrated puce leaves, and floral sprays. A red line runs round the rim. On the outside there is one large floral spray and three smaller different floral sprigs. The saucer has a large floral spray in the centre surrounded by four different smaller sprays, and the same border and line round the outer edge. Pattern 195, known as the 'knitting wool' pattern.


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 1795 - 1800

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, red, puce, and purple,)
Saucer Diameter 13.1 cm Height 3.3 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 8.3 cm Height 5 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

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.93 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177508
Entry form number: 1027
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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