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Tea bowl and saucer: C.107 & A-2010

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Current Location: In storage


Probably New Hall Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in green, blue, pink with a floral pattern with a red and pale purple border

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, green, pink, red, and pale purple enamels. The tea bowl has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. The circular saucer (A) has shallow curved sides and a footring. The tea bowl is decorated inside with a central sprig, and round the upper edge with a border comprising an undulating red line, interlacing with a faint undulating pale purple line, and groups of pale purple dots below. A red band encircles the inner edge of the rim. On the outside there are four different floral sprays. The saucer has a central floral spray surrounded by four smaller sprays with four detached leaves between them, and a similar border round the edge.


History note: Unknown before donor

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.


Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1790


Pattern not identified. Perhaps not New Hall.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, pink, iron-red, and pale purple) Saucer Diameter 13 cm Height 3.1 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 8.1 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 painted in green, blue, pink, red and pale purple enamels

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.F.3
  • Location: On both pieces
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.107 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177528
Entry form number: 1297
Old object number: I.F.3
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 June 2017 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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