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Tea bowl: C.102-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels with floral sprays and hatched pink border. Pattern, no. 311.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, glazed, and painted overglaze in green, iron-red, pink, puce, purple, and black enamels. Circular, with deep curved sides, standing on a footring. The inside is decorated with a central puce and green floral sprig. Round the upper part there is a wide border comprising four oblong panels each containing two red roses on black leafy stem, and four small oval medallions containing a black plant, reserved in a broad band of pink and puce spotted trellis pattern. Below there is a narrow red horizontal band. Above there is a narrow edging of puce arrowheads alternating with groups of three dots, with a narrow red band above and below. The exterior is decorated with six different floral sprigs. Pattern 311.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.1 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 1790 - 1800

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( green, red, pink, puce, purple, and black)
Rim Diameter 8.9 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, probably thrown and turned, glazed, and painted overglaze in green, red, pink, puce, purple, and black

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: New Hall 311/c1790 Teabowl
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on-label

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.102-2010
Primary reference Number: 177514
Entry form number: 1297
Old object number: I.E.2
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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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