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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain printed underglaze in blue with a Chinese lake scene and border

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain printed underglaze in blue, and gilded. Oval with a six-sided shaped edge, shallow, sloping, fluted sides, and flat base. The flat area is decorated with a Chinese landscape, with buildings amid trees on the right, a man near a bridge, and a man standing on a bridge leading to a small island to the left of centre, a boat on water, on the left, a shore with a building amid tree and rocks on the left. On the slides there is border of scrolls, foliage and fruit with dotted beads on the edge. There is a gold band round the lower edge of the sides and round the upper edge.


History note: Kenneth Henry Bolton; Mrs Hazel E. Bolton

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Hazel E. Bolton in memory of her late husband Kenneth Henry Bolton

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.4 cm
Length: 14.5 cm
Width: 9.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2017-11-20) by Bolton, Hazel Elizabeth, Mrs


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1782 CE - 1787 CE


New Hall porcelain is described as hybrid hard-paste because it has a hard-paste body with a lead-glaze fired at a lower temperature

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Rectangular white paper stick-on label with inscription in blue biro

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.36-2017
Primary reference Number: 222885
Entry Form number: 1338
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 28 November 2017 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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