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Tea bowl and saucer: C.37 & A-2017

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Maker(s)

New Hall Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in polychrome enamels with Chinoiserie scenes. Pattern no. 20.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in blue, two-shades of green, yellow, red, dark pink, pinkish-purple, and black enamels. The circular cup has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. The saucer has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. The cup is decorated on one side with a lady holding a parasol and a boy walking towards her holding a windmill and a flower with a fence behind them. On the right there is a plant in a pot and a small pine bush, and on the left a plant with a blue flower. On the other side there is a mound of grasses and five birds in the sky. Inside the rim is a border comprising a red line, a mauve scalloped line with blue flowers on the points and a dark pink spots on the curves. In the middle there is a small green plant with a purple bud. The saucer is decorated inside with the same figures and flanking motifs on a larger scale, and has a matching border round the rim. Pattern no. 20.

Notes

History note: Not known before Kenneth Henry Bolton; his widow, Hazel E. Bolton

Legal notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • New Hall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1785 CE - 1800 CE

School or Style

Chinoiserie

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, two-shades of green, yellow, red, dark pink, pinkish-purple, and black) Saucer Diameter 13 cm Height 3.4 cm
Cup Diameter 8.1 cm Height 4.8 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Hybrid porcelain painted overglaze in blue, two-shades of green, yellow, red, dark pink, pinkish-purple, and black enamels.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label inscribed in blue biro

  • Text: NH/Patt./20
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label inscribed in blue biro

  • Text: 2
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white stick-on label inscribed in blue biro

  • Text: 2A
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white stick-on label inscribed in blue biro

  • Text: Patt/20
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: New/Hall/TB & S
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Patt./20
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.37 & A-2017
Primary reference Number: 222890
Entry Form number: 1338
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 28 November 2017 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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