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Sugar basin and cover: C.39 & A-2017

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted in pale salmon-pink and puce enamels and gold with flowerheads, triangles, and garlands. Pattern no. ‘362’

Hard-paste porcelain, with presumed lead-glaze, painted in pale salmon-pink and puce enamels, and gilded. The oval basin is of deep-sided ogee form moulded in two halves, with ring handles at either end, standing on an oval foot, The cover is of domed ogee form with an oval tureen-shaped knob, under which there is small circular hole. The basin has a gold band round the lower and upper edges, with below the latter, a broad border comprising on each side, three salmon-pink rosettes reserved in gold disks enclosed by waving garlands of small gold and puce leaves. In the spaces above there are puce triangles with gold edges. On the lower part of the bowl here are two gold sprigs on each side. The cover has a similar border, three spaced out gold sprigs, and gold bands round the top of the cover and the edge of the knob, which is also has swirling gold stripes. '362' painted on the base in pale purple enamel.


History note: Unknown before Kenneth Henry Bolton; his widow, Hazel Elizabeth Bolton

Legal notes

Given by Hazel Elizabeth Bolton in memory of her late husband, Kenneth Henry Bolton

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.5 cm
Length: 14.3 cm
Width: 10.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • New Hall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1795 CE - 1805 CE


New Hall porcelain is described as a hybrid hard-paste porcelain because although it had a hard-paste body, the glaze contained lead and was fired at a lower temperature.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( pale slamon-pink and puce) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, lead-glazed, painted in pale salmon-pink and puce enamels and gold

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 362
  • Location: On edge of base of bowl
  • Method of creation: Painted in pale purple enamel
  • Type: Pattern number
  • Text: PAT. 362/c.1790-1805/B80
  • Location: On base of bowl
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 89
  • Location: On inside of cover
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.39 & A-2017
Primary reference Number: 222897
Entry Form number: 1338
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 28 November 2017 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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