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Sugar basin and cover: C.41 & A-2017

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Maker(s)

New Hall Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in mazarine blue with vine leaves, bunches of grapes and tendrils, and gilded. Pattern no. ‘631’ painted in red.

Hard-paste porcelain moulded and painted under presumed lead-glaze in mazarine blue and gilded. Oval with curved sides, and two strap handles which rise upwards before descending to join the lower part of the sides. Inside the top there is a ledge to support the cover. The oval cover rises steeply to the middle where there is a hole, covered by the oval conical knob. The sides of the bowl are decorated with pattern 631 comprising sprays of vine leaves, tendrils and bunches of grapes, and there are gold bands round the lower edge, the top, and the sides of the handles, which also have a longitudinal gold stripe. The cover is decorated en suite but with smaller sprays. It has a wide gold band round the edge and gold knob.

Notes

History note: Kenneth Henry Bolton; his widow Hazel E. Bolton

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.1 cm
Length: 18.8 cm
Width: 10.6 cm

Relative size of this object

18.8 cm12.1 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • New Hall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1800 CE - 1812 CE

Note

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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt Decorastion

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and transfer-printed underglaze in blue
Glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 631
  • Location: On base of basin, close to the edge
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.41 & A-2017
Primary reference Number: 222900
Entry Form number: 1338
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 28 November 2017 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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