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Tea bowl and saucer: C.103 & A-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in blue, green, pink, and iron-red enamels with flowers and fern . Pattern, no. 442.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, green, iron-red, appricot, and puce enamels. The bowl has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. The circular saucer (A) has curved sides and a footring. The cup is decorated inside with a puce flower on a stem with leaves. Round the upper part there are four arrangements of stylized polychrome flowers and leaves with dotted puce fern fronds on each side, and four blue sprigs between them. A red line runs round the rim. On the outside there are two blue and two puce floral sprigs with detached leaves between them. The saucer has a central puce floral spray surrounded by four blue sprigs, and on the sides, six polychrome arrangements, and a red line round the rim. Pattern 442


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, iron-red, appricot, and puce)
Saucer Diameter 12.2 cm Diameter 4 13/16 in Height 3 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 7.9 cm Diameter 3 1/16 in Height 4.8 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.F.1
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.103 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177516
Entry form number: 1297
Old object number: I.F.1
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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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